A rough road to repair

Tharp, Francisco
April 2008
High Country News;4/14/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p3
The article provides information concerning the reparation of road which is damaged by floods in the U.S. It is known that for decades, burly Pacific storms have weakened havoc on thousands of miles of deserted and poorly maintained National Forest roads in Washington and Oregon. The author says that the torrential, snow-melting rains wash out clogged culverts, collapse roadside embankments and sluice sediments into waterways, where it can bury fish eggs, choke fish gills and kill amphibians. Compared to other major watershed threats, it is also the easiest to relieve.


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