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Rivers on the rise

Four Valley river restoration projects currently being completed, past restorations give rise to possibility of more projects


October 3, 2018

Keith McLendon

At the Riverside project TU project manager Jeff Streeter, left, discusses the A-shaped boulder structure being stood on by trackhoe operator Mike Werkeiser from Olsen Excavating Note the structure is submerged more in the center of the river and rises to each bank, funneling the water to the middle of the channel.

River restoration is a set of activities that aid in the environmental health of a river. Most of these projects are aimed at flood management, improving fish and game habitat, landscape improvement, bank erosion repair and more.

Four river restoration projects are currently ongoing with three proceeding on the Encampment River and one on the North Platte.

The benefits to River restoration are manifold as these projects aid agricultural producers in preventing loss of land due to erosion, help fisheries thrive, make rivers more navigable for those interested in floating and help define floo...

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