Enhancing interconnected rivers, lakes, and wetlands
In eastern Texas the Big Cypress Bayou flows into Caddo Lake, which was named a globally significant wetland by the Ramsar Convention. Sustainable Rivers Program activities are seeking to re-introduce variability in river flows to regenerate rare cypress forests and fish habitats.
Reduced flow variability has allowed invasive species to impact much of the native ecosystems. Collaborating with many partners, the Corps and Conservancy are aiming to use periodic flood conditions and dry spells to invigorate floodplain and backwater habitats.