Caliente sits at the junction of Clover Creek and Meadow Valley Wash and it, as well as many areas south of town down Rainbow Canyon, has often been impacted by floods. Several years ago the Lincoln County Coordinated Resource Management Steering Committee, through the Meadow Valley Wash Technical Review Team (TRT), sought a multi-year river study of Meadow Valley Wash to

1.) Identify priority areas where conservation actions can have the greatest impact on the health and function of the Meadow Valley Wash Watershed,

2.) Identify the appropriate conservation actions in the priority areas, and

3.) Develop hydrologic guidelines/recommendations for proposed infrastructure or other development projects in the Meadow Valley Wash Watershed.

The study was done by Natural Channel Designs, Inc. and they will present their results on March 17 at 10 a.m. in the Caliente BLM Conference room. The presentation will explain the final study report, the benefits, and how to use the report. A discussion will follow to get started on the highest priority river stability/restoration projects. The study focused on Meadow Valley Wash between Caliente and Elgin.
If you are unable to make the 10 a.m. meeting, Natural Channel Design will also present to the Lincoln County Conservation District at 6 p.m. on March 17. The Conservation District meets downstairs in their office located at 360 Lincoln Street in Caliente.

For more information please contact Christiana Manville at 702-515-5240.