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Ed Stewart inspects decomposed straw-netting
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Ed Stewart inspects decomposed straw-netting
Ed Stewart, construction representative with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, inspects decomposed straw-netting prior to its removal April 19, 2013 along the American River in Sacramento, Calif. The rolls of straw, called wattles, were put in place to help native grasses take hold on the newly refurbished levee during the winter rains. Their removal is one of the final steps in restoring this reach to its pre-construction condition. More than 4,000 feet of this levee was reinforced and raised an average of one foot to safely pass more water coming from Folsom Damand its auxiliary spillway, currently under construction and slated for completion in October 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Todd Plain/Released)
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