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Monday, January 16, 2006

Restoring Our Natural Flood Protection

Rob Masonis, senior director of the American Rivers Northwest regional office, writes in today's PI on the need to restore our wetlands as natural flood protection measures. He reminds us:
"A single wetland acre, saturated to a depth of one foot, retains 330,000 gallons of water -- enough to flood 13 average-sized homes thigh deep."


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