AT A GLANCE
A streamlined approach to reactivate and extend the seasonality of surface flow to 3,000 feet of side channel along the lower Sandy River completed in 2014.
This second phase of the Lower Sandy Restoration Implementation included a streamlined approach to reactivate and extend the seasonality of surface flow to 3,000 feet of side channel.
By enhancing the historic channel with engineered log jams and restoring of the channel alcove habitat, this project directly addresses identified factors that limit access to floodplain and off-channel habitat for ESA-listed species. In-stream portions of this project are located within YMCA’s Camp Collins property, which is immediately adjacent to Metro’s Oxbow Regional Park.
Project goals met include creating higher quality year-round rearing habitat for migrating juvenile coho, spring and fall Chinook, and steelhead and restoration of natural flood storage capacity.