Calapooia River Assessment & Restoration Prioritization Plan
Watershed and Stream Assessments
Client / Agency
Calapooia Watershed Council
2007 to 2008
The Calapooia Watershed Council (CWC) retained RDG to complete an assessment and restoration recommendations for 8 miles of the Calapooia River. The section of river is bounded by the Brownsville Dam that was recently removed, and the Sodom Dam that is currently being evaluated for removal. This highly dynamic reach is characterized by a sinuous gravel bed river influenced by agriculture, residential development, and the city of Brownsville. Past bank stabilization projects and channel clearing activities have limited geomorphic function and the creation of off-channel habitats that were historically important for the native fish community.