Preserving flood plain key to flood control

Mother Nature knows best, at least when it comes to flood control.

Ed James, executive director of the Carson Water Subconservancy District told the Lyon County Commission he planned to fight flooding by using the natural function of the river.

"The alternative is to channel the river, which doesn't benefit anything and has a negative impact on the habitat," he said.

The district has developed a regional flood management strategy that focuses on encouraging planning directors and elected officials in counties along the Carson River to limit development in closer to the river.

Read the complete story in Saturday's Nevada Appeal.

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