Projects in several states are aimed at restoring the wetlands and natural bends of rivers that were altered by the government decades ago. In Nevada, for example, workers are restoring the Truckee River at a cost of $7.8 million. In the 1960s, the Army Corps of Engineers straightened the river in an attempt to make it drain faster. Other river restoration jobs are in progress in Utah, Florida, Texas, California, Maine and Oregon.

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