Scientists look at Whychus Creek

The Nugget reports on Dr. Colin Thorne and University of Nottingham students at Whychus Creek.
By Cody Rheault
The Nugget Newspaper


Ryan Houston, executive director of the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, reached down and grabbed a handful of moist dirt from the bank of Whychus Creek. He rubbed the rich soil in his hands until it crumbled between his fingers.

"This is good," he said, showing it to a small group of people, "and it hasn't even rained recently."

For an arid climate and flood plain once dry and barren, the earth showed signs of successful restoration, the result of years of hard work and patience...