Bring back the floodplain!

May 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Creekfreaks who enjoy (if that’s the word for it) my regular call (rant?) for floodplain reacquisition may find this Washington Post article gratifying.

Floods along the Mississippi River lead to renewed calls for a change in strategy.

A point of view folks in California from the Bay Delta on down to “Katrina West” areas  may want to take under consideration.

Thanks to Melanie Winter of the River Project for forwarding the Wash Post story, and Jeffrey Jones for the Bay Delta report news.  To echo Mel, a functioning LA River floodplain – especially in the San Fernando Valley – would benefit our local water resources as well as bring back habitat and create recreational areas.

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