Blue River & Tributaries, Colorado, 1994 - 2013

Assessed, designed, and implemented over 7.0 mi of river restoration over 6 phases beginning in 1994 to improve in-channel stability and functioning, enhance aquatic habitat, and create wetlands and off-channel habitat for multiple species. Off-channel ponds were created and interconnected with small channels. Native willows were transplanted and reinforced throughout the project.

Blue River & Tributaries, Colorado, 1994  2013

J-Hook Vane on the Blue River

Blue River & Tributaries, Colorado, 1994  2013

Blue River main channel and oxbows

Blue River & Tributaries, Colorado, 1994  2013

Step-pool outlet from oxbow pond

Blue River & Tributaries, Colorado, 1994  2013

An oxbow created for habitat diversity

Blue River & Tributaries, Colorado, 1994  2013

Transition from a J-Hook Vane to Toe Wood designed to reduce streambank erosion and create fish habitat

Blue River & Tributaries, Colorado, 1994  2013

A small, interconnect channel constructed between oxbows to enhance aquatic habitat

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