Sunday, October 07, 2007

Park Service Breaches Dike in Columbia River Estuary

Joseph Gamm of the Daily Astorian reports on a restoration project in the Lewis and Clark Historical Park:
"Twice a day, high tides now flood a 50-acre wetland that had been cut off from the Columbia River estuary system. Nature and workers breached one of the dikes that kept tidal water out of most of South Clatsop Slough. After a 100-year absence, tidal water has returned to South Clatsop Slough at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park."