A collaboration with the Water Forum: the Lower American River

Next up: what creatures and humans have a stake in this river? Hint: they love making dams.

The botanist asks me to meet her at the south entrance to her naturalization project at Cordova Creek. I’m more familiar with what this spot used to be. For 27 years, I jogged, biked and walked by a desert of abandoned farmland, bordered by an unsightly chain link fence. On hot summer days, heat radiated from parched ground. No longer. …essay in process…to be continued

Cordova Creek flooded. Beaver dam downstream, lodge hidden.

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