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Why does Hansen Creek look like Normandy Beach?

Publication number Date Published
12-10-015April 2012
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Author(s) Joan Nolan
Description Skagit County and the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe worked together to restore natural processes to a large alluvial fan in Hansen Creek. Previous modification of the creek attempted to control sediment deposition by straightening and periodically dredging the creek. Ecology assisted local governments to remove this significant problem for farmers and fish by helping them reconstruct the natural features of the Hansen Creek alluvial fan and letting the creek do what comes naturally.
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Keywords water quality success story, Skagit County, salmon, fish habitat
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