Recent Rain Tests Hallwood Restoration Project

South Yuba River Citizens League

The storm that swept through Nevada County between the 23rd and 25th of October dropped between seven and twelve inches of much needed precipitation. This rainfall has led to, among other things, increased flows in the Yuba River.

We sat down with one of our SYRCL scientists, Tyler Goodearly, to learn more about how this rain event interacted with the Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project, a restoration effort that SYRCL has been working on and committed to for the past five years.

Q: What did scientists learn from this big rain event?

A: One of the restoration goals was to restore a natural process called fine sediment recruitment. This rain event proved we were successful in restoring that process.

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