USACE Omaha District Photos

Emergent Sandbar Habitat Spraying
A helicopter sprays a sandbar in the Missouri River as part of vegetation control efforts in 2016. The sandbars provide habitat for the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover. Lower levels of vegetation on the sandbars help protect the birds from predators.

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Photo by: Galen Jons |  VIRIN: 160915-A-CE999-0401.JPG