Cosumnes River Restoration II

Restoration Stories

Oneto-Denier Floodplain Time Lapse Video of Stormwater Flooding and Receding The Nature Conservancy’s Lower Cosumnes River Floodplain Restoration project removed strategic portions of a private levee system to improve the connection between the Cosumnes River and its floodplain. At the Oneto-Denier property, over 200 acres of floodplain were reconnected. Restoring natural floodplain processes has multiple benefits for people and wildlife—from flood risk reduction and groundwater recharge to healthy, functioning habitat for fish and birds.  Funded by Natural Resources Conservation Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Research partners from UC Davis, Point Blue Conservation Science, and the University of Idaho are helping monitor the project’s effect on groundwater, habitat development, and wildlife activity. Learn More © The Nature Conservancy