Reviving Floodplains to Reduce Flood Damage

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(Right to left) Michael Garrity, Brian Graber, Eileen Shader and Jonathon Loos visit restored floodplains on the Yakima River in eastern Washington (credit: Jonathon Loos)

American Rivers staff toured the Yakima and Puyallup river floodplains during the week of December 7-11, when heavy storms caused flooding on both sides of the Cascades. ¬†They had come to learn about regional floodplain restoration efforts, and were treated to floodplains in action!¬† (more…)