What have we learned about past river management practices across the country? Mostly, we weren’t very good at it, and the things we did to help ourselves in the past have expensive consequences today.
In Minot, we’re just waking up to the reality created by our past attempts at flood protection. Locally, we call them dead loops. In other parts of the country, the efforts to reclaim what’s been lost are well underway. Check out this Associated Press article on a Minneapolis river story, and then head over to the Friends of the Souris website to learn about local efforts to restore our lost river habitat. And stay tuned for a Friends of the Souris announcement about an upcoming clean-up effort!