From McKenzie River Trust
Stage II of the Finn Rock Reach Floodplain Enhancement Project is underway. The Task will improve environment conditions throughout more than 80 acres nearby to the McKenzie River and bring back historical floodplain connections in between the primary stem McKenzie River and Elk Creek. Stage II builds on the work finished throughout Stage I in 2021 that effectively reconnected more than 50 acres of floodplain.
Starting around July 20 th, professionals will momentarily reroute an area of Elk Creek into a diversion channel that bypasses the Stage II task location and returns circulation into the Stage I predict location. Stage II task activities, consisting of the diversion, are prepared for to continue till no behind August 30 th, 2023.
Task supervisors anticipate that the preliminary diversion might trigger short-term turbidity influence on the McKenzie River instantly downstream of the task location situated near river mile 56. Very little turbidity effects were seen throughout Stage I execution in 2021 and task supervisors anticipate comparable lead to 2023.
The Task will take a number of actions to reduce downstream turbidity effects. The diversion will happen over a duration of a number of days starting around July 20th. The sluggish drawdown of the water levels in the task prior to the complete diversion will enable natural fish escapement prior to fish salvage operations within the task location.
For additional information, please contact McKenzie River Trust by calling their workplace at (541) 345-2799 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.