River Restored

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 7, Pg. 62-69,82-82


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: After floods devastated the Big Thompson River area in northern Colorado in 2013, engineers worked to restore key reaches of the watershed. Their rehabilitation efforts featured channel grading, bank stabilization, an enlarged floodplain, revegetation, and other measures designed to create a more resilient system better prepared for future floods.

Subject Headings: Ecological restoration | Floods | Watersheds | Rehabilitation | Channel stabilization | River bank stabilization | Hydraulic design | Colorado | United States

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