Erosion Structures Benefit Watersheds
It’s true: placing rocks in the creek can bring a river back to life!
Restoration work pays off in a Sky Island watershed.
A recent report sites benefits of erosion structures, some of which are 30 years old. Benefits include: slowing water, even during large storms, and increasing flows downstream of the structures. The report was created by collaborators at USGS who looked at structures built on Joe & Valer Austin’s El Coronado Ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains. The Austin’s work has inspired BR and others to continue building structures across watersheds in the borderlands region.