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This video highlights Zone 7's work with the community in developing the Stream Management Master Plan, a flood-protection program that relies largley on using the future Chain of Lakes, a series of quarried gravel pits, to detain water upstream until storms pass. This allows the arroyos in the Livermore-Amador Valley to be kept in a more natural state due to reduded need for invasive channelization.  The plan foster not only cost-effective flood protection, but also provides opportunities to promote healthy habitat for fish and wildlife, improve water quality in local streams and ultimately groundwater, and create recreational opportunities, such as stream corridor trails.