How to work with nature instead of against it to tame flooding rivers – Seattle Times


People have asked me about this issue, and seemed to not understand that some try cutting is a good thing along rivers. This is relative to the newly purchased property out on the west end of the Peninsula, and the possible cutting of trees that the Nature Conservancy might undertake.
When it comes to restoring Northwest rivers, environmentalists are turning to a somewhat surprising approach: tree-cutting. That was the first step in a project near Fall City where crews dropped some 300 trees on the bank of the Snoqualmie River and then ripped out 1,600 feet of levee, rock by rock.  Mark Higgins reports. (Seattle Times)

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/how-to-work-with-nature-instead-of-against-it-to-tame-flooding-rivers/

One Response

  1. It’s a start – now, let’s do some more

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