Amazon Creek Widening
This project was conducted with the City of Eugene Public Works Department in order to provide enhancement of the Amazon Creek Channel. The project expands the flood flow and storage capacity of this urban stream system while increasing the wetland and riparian zone area and ecological functions and values, such as wildlife habitat and streamside cooling of the waters. The additional interface between water and wetland will assist in improvements in water quality with a resultant improvement in the fisheries value of Amazon Creek. Enhancements included the expansion of the Creek Channel, development of a low wetland terrace, streambank stabilization, planting of the new wetland and associated riparian zone within the Channel, and the protection and preservation of a population of Bradshaw’s Lomatium, identified near the project area between forest and meadow wetland.