Morgan Morrigan wrote:was it a meander happens every 7 times the width of the stream ?
Paul Cereghino wrote:
With a severely incised stream, I am not sure that meander alone will get you back to historic conditions, but you might just end up building a small confined floodplain, while transporting a hell of a lot of sediment down stream. Not really my area of expertise.
Roberto pokachinni wrote:
I guess I'm looking for ideas on what I should do.
I'd like to keep most of the creek in it's bounds, since it seems to like where it is for the most part.
It's not really a steep deep gully situation, and I've thought about doing some work to induce meander, use it to collect sediment with willows and logs and rocks, and to bring a bit of water over towards the meadow so as to hydrate the soil on the creek edge a bit more.
I'm also considering bringing in a machine and making a large wall going east west basically at the top of the meadow, with a slight angle towards the South to keep the creek toward it's present course in high water/flooding events.
I was also hoping that if I built the wall, I could create a pond of sorts up there on the high side of the wall and from there feed water by pipe into the meadow gully at seasonal high water, creating a series of ponds in the dry creek form, and into a keyline system.
Andy Reed wrote:Well I recently had a major setback when we recently had a 100 year type flood event. Trees and everything wiped out, some areas of pasture now covered in rocks I can't even lift etc. I have dealt with floods in the past, but nothing as extreme as that, even the bridge for the main highway got taken out. I've decided to leave it for now, until I can work out a better idea.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Here's a photo of the meander away from the power pole, that seems to be working. I made a rock pile to direct the stream away from the side of the channel and the pole. You can slightly see the rock pile in this photo: