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Habitat irrigation system and beaver barrier
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Habitat irrigation system and beaver barrier
An above-ground irrigation system (left), shown Jan. 4, 2012, will use river water to nourish a total of 6,785 plants at two erosion repair sites within one-half mile of each other in Sacramento, Calif. The plants were placed more than 15 feet away from the levee to comply with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers safety standards for vegetation on levees, improving river habitat without compromising levee stability. The system will remain in place for at least three years, while a waist-high fence will guard against beavers and other animals until the plants can sustain themselves. It’s all part of the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project, a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board to reduce flood risk by maintaining levees and reducing stream bank erosion along the Sacramento River and its tributaries. (U.S. Army photo by Todd Plain/Released)
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