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Engineering a river in New York with nature to protect against the impacts of climate change

Gary Henry from the Ausable River Association oversees restoration work along the river in Jay. (Emily Russell)
Gary Henry from the Ausable River Association oversees restoration work along the river in Jay. (Emily Russell)

Ten years ago, Hurricane Irene brought heavy winds and rain along the East Coast. The Ausable River in northern New York rose 11 feet and flooded much of the region.

An environmental group is now restoring the river to reduce the damage risk from future storms. Emily Russell of NCPR reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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