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.
J-Hook Vane on the Blue River
Blue River main channel and oxbows
Step-pool outlet from oxbow pond
An oxbow created for habitat diversity
Transition from a J-Hook Vane to Toe Wood designed to reduce streambank erosion and create fish habitat
A small, interconnect channel constructed between oxbows to enhance aquatic habitat