Clark Fork River Restoration (UPDATED)
River, Stream and Wetland Restoration
Client / Agency
Montana Natural Resource Damage Program
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
2003 to Present
From 2003 to 2012, RDG provided planning, design and construction oversight services to the State of Montana Natural Resources Damage Program for the restoration of the Clark Fork River following removal of Milltown Dam. The project included nearly 3 miles of channel restoration and approximately 200 acres of floodplain restoration. Activation of the new river and floodplain occurred in December 2010. The final implementation phase was completed in 2012. The project endured above-average flooding conditions in 2011 and 2012. On-going project monitoring is focused on assessing project performance with respect to project goals for geomorphology, vegetation, and aquatic habitat.
Old photos help solve mysteries of Clark Fork's original channel at Milltown
Old photos help solve mysteries of Clark Fork's original channel at Milltown.