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VIDEO Prado Basin Ecosystem Restoration, Chief's Report

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Published April 27, 2021

On April 22, Earth Day, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, the 55th Chief of Engineers, signed a Chief’s Report, which recommends a multi-year, multi section plan to tackle loss and/or degradation of aquatic, riparian woodland and floodplain habitats along the Santa Ana River due to numerous issue the waterway has experienced since the 1940s.

On April 22, Earth Day, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th Chief of Engineers, signed a Chief’s Report for the Prado Basin Ecosystem Restoration and Water Conservation Feasibility Study, which recommends a multi-year, multi-section plan to tackle loss and/or degradation of aquatic, riparian woodland and floodplain habitats along the Santa Ana River due to numerous issue the waterway has experienced since the 1940s.

The project aims at restoring more than 600 acres of valuable riparian habitat within the largest riparian forest in Southern California.

Read more from the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers @ go.usa.gov/xHXua