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Project Name

Calapooia-Albany Assessment

Category
Watershed and Stream Assessments
Client / Agency
Calapooia Watershed Council, City of Albany, Meyer Memorial Trust
Location
Albany, Oregon
Date
2010 to 2011
Project Description
The Calapooia Watershed Council and the City of Albany retained River Design Group, Inc. to complete an existing conditions assessment and restoration opportunities prioritization plan for several waterbodies in the vicinity of Albany, Oregon. The assessment reaches included the lower 3 miles of the Calapooia River, the Willamette River and adjacent agricultural areas from RM 114 to RM122, lower Periwinkle Creek, Thornton Lake, and the Albany oxbow lakes adjacent to the Willamette River. This effort follows the Calapooia River Watershed Assessment (CWC 2004) which provided an evaluation of the drainage at the watershed scale, and the Middle Calapooia Assessment (RDG 2007). The assessment served two purposes; one, as an assessment, it presented information on historical and existing conditions based on field data collection, remote sensing, and existing data review. Secondly, the document served as a river corridor restoration project prioritization plan that provided a simple design support system for ranking habitat restoration projects for the targetted waterbodies.

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  • Calapooia-Albany Assessment Report
    The Calapooia Watershed Council and the City of Albany retained River Design Group, Inc. to complete an existing conditions assessment and restoration opportunities prioritization plan for several waterbodies in the vicinity of Albany, Oregon. The assessment reaches included the lower 3 miles of the Calapooia River, the Willamette River and adjacent agricultural areas from RM 114 to RM 122, lower Periwinkle Creek, Thornton Lake, and the Albany oxbow lakes adjacent to the Willamette River. [ Download ]
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Calapooia River data collection map.
Calapooia River treatment map.
Calapooia River 2-year flood inundation.
Willamette River 2-year flood inundation.
Large wood on the Calapooia River.
Bank erosion on the Calapooia River downstream from the Queen Avenue Bridge.
Data collection team.
Large wood on the Willamette River.
Downstream extent of Periwinkle Creek near confluence with the Willamette River.
Fish passage structure on lower Periwinkle Creek.