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clear boxBeaver Creek Riparian and Meadow Restoration

Many mountain meadows and creeks in the watershed, such as Beaver Creek, have downcut and eroded vast amounts of sediment downstream. This downcutting “drains” the water table that once kept the adjacent meadows of the creek lush and green throughout the summer. It also prevents high flows from accessing the floodplain and replenishing the uplands with organic material and water. Fortunately, many landowners are changing management practices and conducting in-stream channel work to “re-build” the channel, raise the water table, and receive the many benefits, including increased livestock forage and a longer growing season, from a healthier creek.

Panorama taken October, 2002

Resource Issues Water Demand and Supply Fall River Valley Beaver Creek
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Newly planted aspen and cottonwood will help restore the riparian vegetation along Beaver Creek.