One of the most challenging and tricky projects AC has ever tackled. We had been working with owners and engineers for several years to develop budgets and streamline planning to help facilitate construction. However, the funding fell short of construction estimates and additional funding could not be secured. This left the owner in a precarious position. There had been commitments made to the landowner and the funding that had been secured would be lost if the project was not completed by the end of 2012. AC began working with the owner and engineer to identify cost saving measures, formulate a construction plan and work with all parties involved to complete this project. In the end AC re-constructed 2,000 feet of historic Rudio Creek, constructed 6,600 feet of new channel and enhanced another 600 feet of existing channel. This project included the installation of nearly 2,000 pieces of LWD, salvage, import and placement of 5,000 cubic yards of streambed rock, excavation of 20,000 cubic yards of soil, construction of an off-channel pond, partial filling of an existing pond so part of the new channel could be constructed in the fill, installation of an infiltration gallery, enhancement of 6 acres of floodplain, and construction of several plugs and jams in the old Rudio channel. The project was successfully completed in difficult conditions and on a limited budget due to the teamwork of all parties. It was also completed because of the commitment of AC employees and our dedication to the industry. Restoration is about following through on commitments to landowners and working as a team with owners and engineers, in certain instances you have to make sacrifices for the good of the industry and AC did that on the Rudio Creek Restoration Project.
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