Wilson Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration


Thirtymile Creek

John Day

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Jul. 24, 2020



Project Goals and Objectives

The project is located on Thirtymile Creek approximately 17 miles from the mouth. Thirtymile Creek is a tributary to the John Day River and the John Day River is drains into the Columbia River. It is approximately 5 miles south of Condon in Gilliam County. The major watershed issue for this reach is intermittent flow during the summer months. The reaches upstream and downstream have perennial flow and this project aims to extend those wetted reaches. This project will used various floodplain connection actions to create pool habitat and extend perennial flow. Once perennial flow is established riparian plantings will begin. The reach is currently protected by a riparian fence. Project partners include CTWS, ODFW, and DSL.

Structure Construction Elements

All BDA and PALS were installed using the Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration Design Manual.

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