Maggie Creek, Nevada, 1991

Implemented a five mile Priority 1 restoration, also known as “Plug and Pond”, that reconstructed a meandering C4 stream type back onto the abandoned floodplain surface after being incised 20–30 feet due to straightening with a flood levee berm by a government agency in 1987.

Maggie Creek in 2014, 23 years after construction depicting an E stream type, reconnection to the floodplain, and excellent reestablishment of the riparian community

Maggie Creek in 2014, 23 years after construction depicting an E stream type, reconnection to the floodplain, and excellent reestablishment of the riparian community.

Maggie Creek prior to restoration showing an entrenched gully from channel straightening

Maggie Creek prior to restoration showing an entrenched gully from channel straightening.

Maggie Creek prior to restoration showing channel enlargement of the entrenched channel created by river straightening

Maggie Creek prior to restoration showing channel enlargement of the entrenched channel created by river straightening.

Filling in the gully during restoration in 1991

Filling in the gully during restoration in 1991.

Maggie Creek in 2014, 23 years following restoration, showing wetlands and excellent riparian rebound (photo courtesy of Barry Southerland)

Maggie Creek in 2014, 23 years following restoration, showing wetlands and excellent riparian rebound (photo courtesy of Barry Southerland).

Maggie Creek in 2014, 23 years following restoration, showing wetlands and excellent riparian rebound (photo courtesy of Barry Southerland)

Maggie Creek in 2014, 23 years following restoration, showing wetlands and excellent riparian rebound (photo courtesy of Barry Southerland).

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