Previous plan to pump treated water upstream revived
SANTA CLARITA - A plan contrived years ago to pump treated wastewater upstream to Canyon Country to replenish the dusty Santa Clara River bed didn't hold water, literally.
Parts of the sandy riverbed are too porous and the grade of the river too steep to realize an ambitious vision to create a lake or running river in hopes of restoring the wetlands and changing a rather dull landscape.
So the city of Santa Clarita and several other agencies are looking at their options with the goal of enhancing the dry stretch of Southern California's last wild river.
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