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Big Meadow Creek Watershed Assessment

restored channel webClient: United States Forest Service

The Cookhouse Meadow Restoration Project replaced approximately 1600 linear of stream that had incised by 4-6 feet within a meadow setting.  The new channel was anticipated to restore a more natural channel morphology and flooding and soil moisture regime throughout the meadow, which is in turn expected to lead to improvements in water quality, vegetation composition, and fish and wildlife habitat.  The project used stacked sod, salvaged from distributed areas throughout the adjacent meadow, to construct stable banks that will allow for natural channel evolution and adjustment.  

Waterways staff prepared plans and specifications for the project implementation and performed extensive on-sight construction management, allowing the Client to perform all construction work in-house, with fantastic results.