Fishing guides float and fish our nation’s rivers every day. Because of their familiarity and concern for the resources they fish, guides are often able to spot early problems with stream and river health. It’s unfortunate that a notable number of poorly designed stream restoration projects can actually cause greater harm to an already compromised resource.
The Trinity River Guides Association and the California Water Impact Network have expressed concerns that restoration projects may be causing harm to the river. The two organizations have asked the Trinity River Restoration Program to take a break to determine if river restoration projects completed to date have met their objectives or had unintended impacts. The letter points to excessive gravel introduction into the river channel as well as numerous side channel failures.Tweet