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Sweetwater River Restoration (Phase II)

Dates

Start Date
2008-01-01
End Date
2008-08-31

Summary

The restoration project constructed a low level dike, headwall, and head-gate at the mouth of the irrigation ditch to move the river back into its original channel. Phase II– The Sweetwater River jumped into an existing irrigation ditch creating a shortened braided channel (3,200 ft) and dewatering the historic single thread channel of 4,958 ft. The steepened channel created a head-cut in the main channel, causing channel incision and severe bank instability throughout the project area. The restoration project constructed a low level dike, headwall, and head-gate at the mouth of the irrigation ditch to move the river back into its original channel. Project completed August 2008. Approximately 12,100 ft of channel down stream was successfully [...]

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Data Owner :
WLCI Coordination Team

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Communities

  • Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

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