Flooding footage over toe-wood structure in Phase I

We are long past due for an update, but we’ve been hard at work on Phase II of the restoration project which is now nearly complete!  First – check out this short slide show that captures several flood events that have occurred since last years work.  You will see how great the toe-wood structure functions to keep the high velocities of the river in the center of the channel sparing many river birch and sycamore trees from being eroded away into the river.

Also, read this great story written about the project this month in the Arkansas Times!

http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/restoring-the-little-red-and-more/Content?oid=3566137

Lastly, look at a few photos of how great our transplants of alder, willow, sycamore, and river birch survived and thrived after the first growing season, a great success!

Sneak Peak!

The day has come and Phase I of this project is complete!  Take a sneak peek and click on a few photos below to see the finished project following a significant flow event that occurred just one day after construction was complete!  Stay tuned for a full post including more details of the last month of project construction as well as photos and video during high flows.

-Joy DeClerk, Project Lead