Elbow Coulee Floodplain Restoration

Phase 3:  Monitoring and Adaptive Management

Areas disturbed by construction with be replanted with native plants and trees


Over the next several years, we expect spring high waters to naturally re-activate the historic processes of scouring sediment and debris within the channels, which will expose a cobble bed well-suited for salmon. MSRF and its partners will maintain a series of flow gauges and photo points to document these changes over time, and will determine whether small changes to the project site are needed to ensure the best possible result. 

 

 

 


Managing the site long term allows us to respond to changing conditions as they occur and to create the best possible outcome with the smallest possible impact to this important segment of the Twisp River.

 

Constructing a notch in the levy will allow flows to enter the side channel during the spring


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