Cougar Wetlands Timelapse

In late 2018, Ducks Unlimited and partners used a controlled levee breach at the Cosumnes River Preserve’s Cougar Wetlands (outside Sacramento, Calif.) to restore the area to tidal floodplain habitat.

Thanks to a timelapse camera, Ducks Unlimited Regional Biologist Aaron Will was able to capture the fluctuating water levels and ever-changing landscape at the site of the breach as well as a myriad of birds that use the mouth of the constructed channel leading to the Cosumnes River to forage during the summer months.

The Cougar Wetland Project is part of a larger broad-based effort to restore and safeguard the integrity of the Cosumnes River, the last undammed river flowing from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley.

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