Milk Creek: Three Weeks of Construction in Three Minutes

Watch this time-lapse video to see the construction of a large vegetated log matrix structure. Construction occurred in August and September 2012 and took 12 days over a three-week period to complete. We’ve compressed it to just three minutes of viewing time.

The structure was designed to protect an eroding streambank, improve water quality, and provide additional habitat for fish. Find photo galleries for the project at

Before and after photos

Technical design

If you’re interested in the actual design drawings, they are available!

Milk Creek Project 2012 - As Built Drawings
Milk Creek Project 2012 - As Built Drawings
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