Reducing Water Temperature

Loss of tree cover and other vegetation in the riparian zone can contribute to increases in water temperature, through a lack of shading. With the climate heating up, river temperatures are increasing with potential consequences for fish and invertebrate populations who will experience thermal stress. One of the most effective interventions is the planting of native trees in the riparian zone in order to provide dappled shade and reduce river temperatures. We will work with landowners, relevant public agencies and investors to address this issue.