California leads effort to let rivers roam, lower flood risk

AP News

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A recent AP News article highlights River Partners’ work reviving floodplains that give California rivers more room and reduce flood risk. Experts predict dramatic increases in flooding along the San Joaquin River in light of climate change, and projects like our Dos Rios Ranch Preserve near Modesto are helping lead the way in protecting both human and ecological communities.

“It’s giving new life ecologically but in a way that’s consistent with, complementary to, the human systems that have developed over the 150 years…” Julie Rentner, River Partners President

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