NIDS along Canadian River


John Ray Creek, Ranch Creek, Shady Canyon, Tin Cup

South Canadian River

Feb. 01, 2023



Project Goals and Objectives

Landscape restoration experimentation, education, research & demonstration. We chose to work on smaller, better regulated drainages with significant hydrogeological features.

Structure Construction Elements

These structures were made with local materials and a work crew with chainsaws. The rock detention structures worked the best. The cottonwood carcasses functioned poorly unless weighed down. Where juniper is thick, the structures were quick & easy to make and they functioned very well. We received approx. 20" of rain in May & June, lots of feedback in short period of time.

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