TMDL/Water Quality Improvement projects

There are many ways to enhance water quality. Listed below are a few along with photos of projects relating to them.

  • Riparian plantings with weed mats and browse tubes
  • Stream Habitat Improvement and Management – root wads, LWD, toe logs, vanes
  • Fish Passage – barrier removal
  • Roof runoff structure – gutters, downspouts, piping
  • Stream bank and shoreline protection – bank shaping, toe logs, erosion control fabric
  • Channel Stabilization – in-stream structures
  • Stream shade
  • Watering Facility – off site watering trough, insulated trough
Severely-eroding six foot vertical bank prior to construction

Severely-eroding six foot vertical bank prior to construction

Same bank after bank stabilization and toe log install.

Same bank after bank stabilization and toe log install.

Logs installed to slow stream and divert it from eroding bank.

Logs installed to slow stream and divert it from eroding bank.

Off-stream watering site.

Off-site watering trough.

Fish passage project before.

Fish passage project after.

Fish passage project after.

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Gutter system install to reduce water runoff.

Fish passage project

Bank stabilization and shading for stream through tree planting.