Nevada's Truckee River: Putting Back Complexity

In the 1960s, the Corp of Engineers bulldozed the bed of the Truckee River as part of a “flood-control” project. Now scientists are counting the benefits of restoration done by the Nature Conservancy: 15 miles of spectacular fishing. “As part of its $8 million project to restore the river at McCarran Ranch, the Nature Conservancy installed several riffles in 2003. Crews finished installing more riffles — using rock removed for construction of Reno’s train trench — late last month.” Jeff Delong in the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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