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Project restores Methow River’s historic main channel near Twisp

Project restores Methow River’s historic main channel near Twisp

By Ann McCreary
A meandering channel of water, interspersed with small pools and littered with a jumble of tree trunks and limbs, now runs parallel to the Methow River just north of Twisp. The newly established channel winds its way among trees along the hillside west of Highway 20, then bends toward the...
Excavation begins on Methow River side channel restoration 

Excavation begins on Methow River side channel restoration 

By Ann McCreary Work is underway on restoring a historic side channel of the Methow River, which will provide salmon habitat when it is completed this fall. Crews have been excavating the lower end of the side channel to create a downstream connection to the Methow River.  The channel passes under a bridge over Highway...
Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered...
Survey: Too early to say if liability law has affected salmon projects

Survey: Too early to say if liability law has affected salmon projects

By Marcy Stamper
Survey says: A new law limiting liability for owners of riverfront property who allow habitat projects to be built on their land has not had a major impact on these projects.