River Management Hot Topic at Mount Rainier National Park

March 12, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

William Yardley writes about how melting glaciers and the increase in stormy weather has the planners at Washington state’s Mount Rainier National Park taking dramatic measures to handle overflowing rivers and creeks. “’Do we just move the sign up the road?’ Lee Taylor, who runs two visitors’ centers, asked as she watched the creek churn out of the woods and into a culvert installed in a hasty effort to keep the water from rushing over a road. ‘We don’t really know where this creek is going to stay yet.’” In The New York Times.