Study Recommends New Cedar Creek Floodplain Structure (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on its draft feasibility study and environmental assessment of ecosystem restoration projects in the Cedar Creek watershed in the vicinity of Springfield, Ore.

Co-sponsored by the City of Springfield and Lane County, the Springfield Metropolitan Waterways Ecosystem Restoration feasibility study recommends restoring floodplain structure and function along three reaches of Cedar Creek, including one near its confluence with the McKenzie River.

The plan calls for improving bank stability and reestablishing riparian buffers, channel meanders and large wood features in order to restore fish and wildlife habitat, protect water resources and provide social benefits.

Press Release, January 17, 2014

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