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What is freshwater diversion?

May 5, 2017

WHAT: Freshwater diversion is a process of moving water from a river into a nearby body of water via a human-made channel.

WHY: The infusion of freshwater is usually aimed at restoring the natural functions of a wetland or bay. Freshwater can slow the intrusion of saltwater from elsewhere and promote marsh growth. It can also improve oyster-growing areas that have become too salty.