Eager for rain – and floods – on California’s floodplain playground: the lower Cosumnes River

The brief respite from completely dry conditions during the California drought could mean more than some much needed free irrigation.  In the central valley, the Cosumnes river ecosystem and its potential for flooding serve as a testing ground for restoration.  What used to be a fertile floodplain now is ready to go back to its roots with the strategic removal of levees.  Read about this process restoration in this article written by Andrew Nichols for the California WaterBlog.