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Stream Restoration Progress on Goose Creek

Posted by Admin December - 10 - 2009 - Thursday ADD COMMENTS

Confluence has made ongoing progress towards designing rehabilitation plans for Goose Creek, located in the Upper West Branch of Priest River in the Idaho Panhandle. The Kalispell Tribe of Nations retained Confluence earlier this year to develop a conceptual design for restoring 4 miles of Goose Creek. Historic land uses along Goose Creek included channelizing several thousand feet of the creek. The conceptual restoration plan will include restoring the creek to its historic elevation in order to provide improved in-stream habitat and a functional floodplain with dense riparian vegetation. The conceptual plan for this large stream restoration project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2010.

Confluence's rehabilitation designs include stabilizing eroding banks such as this bank along Goose Creek

Confluence's rehabilitation designs include stabilizing eroding banks such as this bank along Goose Creek