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Cardno river study project highlighted in Idaho Mountain Express

Cardno will be conducting an environmental review of the Big Wood River to provide insight into Blaine County’s (Idaho, USA) flooding challenges. This upcoming work was recently highlighted in the Idaho Mountain Express.

Staff from our Seattle, Washington, and Boise, Idaho offices will offer a comprehensive watershed assessment of the full 36-mile run of the river, highlighting particular challenges faced by the community and stakeholders. The watershed and surrounding river tributaries have experienced flooding, severe erosion, and habitat loss in recent years.

Our team of restoration and geomorphology experts will complete an assessment of hazards posed by channel erosion and flooding and develop reach-specific best management practices for hazard reduction and ecosystem restoration.

Cardno will facilitate a community-led stakeholder group that will evaluate the technical work products within the county’s regulatory framework, river management planning, and improvements to fish habitat. Cardno is teaming with the Boise, Idaho-based firm, Ecosystem Sciences on this project to develop graphic designs for an atlas mapbook.

Cardno Water Resources Scientist, Jonathan Ambrose, was quoted about the project in the Idaho Mountain Express article.

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