California town wonders if restored floodplain prevented disaster


An aerial view shows the town of Grayson near floodwaters from the San Joaquin River in Grayson, California, U.S., January 25, 2023. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino

Did restored floodplains help protect the community of Grayson?

“‘It performed exactly as planned,’ said Julie Rentner, president of the non-profit organization River Partners, which bought the land off private owners and has revived much of the natural landscape, enabling floodwaters that had once been confined by levees to meander across the plain, recharging the aquifer below.”

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