Phoenix Invests In Urban River Restoration

The desert city is spending almost $200 million to recreate 12 miles of lost estuary in the heart of the city.
June 21, 2004, 11am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Rather than settle for a concrete channel, Phoenix and the Army Corp of Engineers are redesigning the Rio Oeste as an urban wildlife sanctuary and park. While the water for the river will come from a treatment plant, the plan calls for new park facilities, bike paths, and the elimination of exotic species along the formerly barren riverbed.

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Published on Friday, June 18, 2004 in The Arizona Republic
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