Swan River restoration

Restoration plans are afoot for a degraded section of the Swan River, in Summit County, Colorado.

From 9News.com (Matt Renoux):

If all goes as planned, the Swan River between Frisco and Breckenridge will once again run like it did more than a century ago.

That’s because the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Basin Roundtable have given Summit County a $975,000 grant to restore 19 miles of the river that was drastically changed by mining activity…

The overall plan is restore the part of the river that’s separated by the huge dredge piles – and hopefully bringing back fish and wildlife in the area – returning it to how it was more than a hundred years ago.

More restoration/reclamation coverage here.

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