Milk Creek In-Stream and Riparian Enhancement - Aquatic Contracting

Clackamas County, OR

AC was selected to stabilize eroding banks and improve habitat conditions for Coho, chinook, steelhead, and resident cutthroat trout along 1000 feet of Milk Creek. Based on the extent of in-water work needed, AC first diverted creek flows by excavating a bypass channel, then installed a series of turbidity curtains to help minimize downstream impacts. After stream diversion, AC constructed 400 feet of a vegetated log matrix along the eroding meander bend The bank stabilization effort used over 600 logs and all rootwads and stick logs for the structure were drilled and pinned with rebar. The structure was backfilled using boulders, imported rock, and spoils to provide the necessary ballast. Salvaged willow shrubs and hundreds of willow cuttings were also placed in the matrix before backfilling. As part of the project, AC also installed three engineered log jams to help stabilize an adjacent streambank and provide additional in-stream habitat.

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