- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A once-beleaguered creek in Northern California is springing back to life.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2gOGwPH ) Sunday that with shrubs and trees taking root, the area is now a testament of what could be in store for the entire mile-and-a-half-long waterway running through the Dry Creek Rancheria and into the Russian River.

Part of the creek bed and its immediate surroundings were for years covered with asphalt and used for parking.

The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians has started restoring one segment of the creek and applied for roughly $3.5 million in state grant funding to extend its work to the rest of the unnamed tributary to the river.

The tribe hopes to make the creek a better place for the threatened steelhead trout while also improving the health of the Russian River watershed and fortifying the water supply.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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