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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Pastures along the Columbia River will be returning to a wetland for the first time in 70 years when a levee is breached on Saturday.

The restoration ecologist working on the project says it will be good for the land as well as the fish and wildlife that have used these areas historically.

Land owner Karin Hunt told KGW-TV ( ) she supports the project to will help the wetlands become healthy again.

Logs along the banks of the river will create a new tidal channel on her property and side pools for fish.

During high tide, one-third of Hunt’s 60-acres will flood. She says it’s a win for mother earth.

The project costs $500,000 dollars. The Bonneville Power Administration is paying.


Information from: KGW-TV,