Streambed Restoration Project

Location: 
Fortuna, Ca

Samara Restoration restored approximately 400 feet of stream channel that was eroding large quantities of sediment into the lower reaches of the watershed. Due to a previous inadequate drainage channel diversion, the water was cutting the channel wider and deeper causing large amounts of accumulated silt in the basin at the lower reach of the channel impacting the water quality downstream. Samara Restoration and Environmental Restoration Services removed a large portion of the silt from the basin, enlarged the retention basin, filled in the eroding channel, diverted the channel by creating a meandering swale, planted the a variety of native plants on the filled section of the old failing channel, planted the newly created drainage swale, installed grade structures to slow Stormwater velocities, and implemented a number of erosion control measures.