California Looks To Restore Floodplains, To Protect Communities From Impacts Of Climate Change


By KQED News Staff

MODESTO, CA – September 21, 2021: Corn for silage grows in a field, left, and restored floodplain and riparian habitat, right, along the San Joaquin River on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in Modesto, CA.

As climate change brings more extreme weather, vulnerable farming communities in California’s Central Valley face increasing risks from both drought and flooding. River Partners is scaling up floodplain restoration throughout the region to reduce flood risk and recharge groundwater to increase flood safety and boost freshwater supplies for the dry times ahead. Our work to restore Grayson Riverbend Preserve along the San Joaquin River is featured at minute 3:50 on KQED.

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