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  1. Southern Nevada Water Authority:

    The weirs are constructed using concrete debris (referred to as riprap) from hotel implosions. Portions of the Stardust Casino, the El Rancho Casino, Desert Inn Hotel, MGM Hotel, Castaways and Westward Ho have been used to stabilize the wash. Demolished hotel material acquisition has proven to be an invaluable method for meeting ecosystem restoration goals along the Wash.

    As sections of the channel are stabilized, additional riparian and wetland habitat are developed. The weirs help slow the water, creating a pond behind the structures in which wetland plants can establish. Weir construction activities also clear acres of invasive plants such as tamarisk from the banks of the Wash. These cleared areas are then revegetated with native species.

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