South Prairie Creek Floodplain and Off-Channel Restoration
The South Prairie Creek Restoration Project involves stream and floodplain restoration along on South Prairie Creek between river mile 4.0 and 4.5, The project includes demolition of derelict buildings, placement of large wood and engineered logs jams and constructing/reconnecting side channel habitat on the north floodplain. Project actions improve instream and off-channel habitat, floodplain connectivity, flood storage and groundwater recharge, and will restore the floodplain forest to increase the capacity of the stream to support salmon and trout. The project was initiated in 2013 and construction was completed in 2020. Planting efforts on 50 acres will be ongoing into 2021 and beyond.