Big Thompson River restoration underway in west Loveland

A $4 million project to improve the habitat in and around the Big Thompson River and make the waterway itself more resilient to flooding is underway in west Loveland.

“This whole section of the river is going to have a nice community benefit especially with so much public access,” said Shayna Jones, director of the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition, which is working with two property owners and several contractors on the improvements.

“The project has a lot of community impact.”

Experts have designed a two-mile stretch of the river to improve fish habitat and also to give the river more room to spread out during a future flood, diffusing the force of the water and resulting in less damage.



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