Creek Restoration & Dam Removal, Ashland Creek, Ashland, Oregon

Client: Ashland Public Works Department

This project was completed by Northwest Biological Consulting (NBC) and subcontractors, during the summer and fall of 2012 for the Ashland Public Works Department. The project was designed to remove large sediment deposits under the Water Street Bridge and increase the flow velocity through 450 feet of stream by removing a small irrigation dam and building a series of rock vanes. The overall focus was to narrow the stream and increase the elevation gradient. The reconstructed channel increased flow velocities, thereby minimizing deposition under the bridge. The project consisted of the following: