Environmentalists promote stream restorations

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Environmentalists say they expect more stream restorations across the state like one just done in Jackson, Tenn.

A small tributary of Cane Creek has been transformed from a channelized stream to an engineered, meandering stream as the inaugural project of the Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative.

A news release from the group said several new approaches were used to manage stormwater, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat and viewing.

Before restoration, the site had a history of flooding after rainstorms.

The initiative consists of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; the Nature Conservancy; the Tennessee Valley Authority; and the West Tennessee River Basin Authority.

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