How freeing rivers can help California ease flood risks and revive ecosystems

Los Angeles Times

By Ian James

River Partners is at the leading edge of a habitat restoration revolution using nature-based solutions. The many benefits–including flood protection, groundwater recharge, and the return of river wildlife–can be seen up-close at the historic Dos Rios Ranch Preserve, which is slated to become California’s newest state park later this year.

Floodplains are this really important feature of rivers,” said Julie Rentner, president of the nonprofit group River Partners, which has led the restoration effort along with the Tuolumne River Trust. “We can store more water, reduce flood risk, and see wildlife species and habitats coming back to life.

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