“Stream gauge measurements are key to understanding the relationship between precipitation and stream flow (e.g., how quickly stream flow reaches its peak), which can vary significantly depending on the level of watershed development.”
“Streams are dynamic. In a healthy stream system, stream banks move as erosive forces shape and reshape the channel and floodplain. Stream bank and bed mobility is a natural phenomenon. A stream is considered “stable” when the water flow and sediments carried by the channel do not cause excessive changes to the width, depth, cross-sectional area, and slope of the stream.”
“For this reason, modern city planners and local governments have become interested in strategically removing underground pipes and restoring streams to a more natural state – a process known as daylighting.”
"'They are doubling down on the destruction of wetlands in our watersheds," said Carl Fisher, executive director of the environmental group Save Our Canyons."
"'This is all a great conversation to have, more broadly,' said Carl Fisher, executive director of Save Our Canyons. 'But to just kind of unilaterally run legislation to end what has been over a century of stewardship and protection of mountain and water resources immediately adjacent to the most populous areas of the state of Utah... really jeopardizes the Wasatch Mountains and public health.'"