satellite image showing a muddy-colored flooded Nooksack River and surrounding towns including Ferndale and BellinghamWriting for Salish Sea Currents Magazine, Sarah DeWeerdt (@deweerdt_sarah) asks: Can restoring the natural balance of Washington’s Nooksack River also reduce flood risks? Instead of dredging gravel from the riverbed — as some have proposed — many experts say that restoring the Nooksack’s natural ability to form logjams and build up gravel can lower the risk of massive floods like those that occurred in November 2021, and sustain salmon too. But with the complex set of stakeholders involved in cross-border floodplain management, it’s not clear yet what solution will prevail. Image from NASA Earth Observatory