WEST CREEK WATERSHED
We realigned and slightly raised the channel invert and graded the creek banks to a more stable angle. This phase included a moderately meandering step/riffle channel.
We realigned the channel to alleviate the south bank from erosive shear and provide more belt width to create a meandering pattern.
The existing channel was partially filled to create point bars and a floodplain for the newly constructed channel. The south bank was graded to a more stable slope and stabilized with boulder bank and toe protection, and native woody vegetation.
On the outside meander bends, we used root wads in conjunction with boulder bank protection to provide additional habitat within the pools. We used rock vanes to maintain the location of the stream thalweg.
Check out our previous article featuring Site 9 of our Watershed Conservation Work at West Creek.