Abstracts of presentations given on Tuesday, 12 July 2005 in session 6 of the UCOWR conference.


The project stretches through 5.5 miles of downtown Phoenix and includes restoration of the Salt above, below Town Lake, and at confluence of the Salt and Indian Bend Wash in Tempe. It includes opening of new wells, a water delivery system, wetlands, a flowing stream, and riparian areas. Recreation and interpretive educational facilities will be a part of the plan as well. The benefits of this partnership include habitat for plants and wildlife as well as a low flow channel to pass flood flows quickly through the metropolitan area. The ability of this project to withstand a flood event has recently been demonstrated and there are many “lessons learned” for future restoration projects.