Milk Creek Project: Making the Turn

More logs were placed today and we started to make the turn to follow the course of the stream. In the photos below, you’ll find a few that show the roots lined up. Those old tree roots will be where the edge of the stream will be during low flow conditions.

When the water is higher, it will run against the roots which will help slow the water. When you reduce the velocity of the water, some material is deposited rather than eroded. We expect the stream channel to migrate away from the logs in response to the rougher, more erosion-resistant engineered log jam.


Clackamas SWCD