Rio Grande State Wildlife Area Design Project

Category: River & Watershed Restoration
Organization: Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation
Date Approved: May 2017
Basin Funds: $90,000
State Funds: $0

This project protected and restored important wetland, riparian and aquatic habitat surrounding the Rio Grande State Wildlife Area. These lands are watered by a siphon off of the Empire Canal, which was threatened by nearby eroding banks. This project used streambank stabilization and riparian restoration to mitigate the threat that the wetlands might lose their irrigation.

Rio Grande State Wildlife Area Siphon