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Big Thompson River US-34 Flood Recovery

Completed habitat boulders and cut pools in the Big Thompson Canyon.

Completed habitat boulders and cut pools in the Big Thompson Canyon.



Severe flooding occurred in the Big Thompson Canyon during September 2013 and emergency repairs were completed in November 2013. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is now implementing more permanent engineered design within the…

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Water Valley and Pelican Lakes Gold Course Bank Stabilization

Installing geotextile material beneath boulder toe for bank stabilization.

Installing geotextile material beneath boulder toe for bank stabilization.



The Cache la Poudre River flows through the Water Valley property in Windsor, CO and caused bank erosion, specifically along sections of the Pelican Lakes Golf Course; this erosion was exacerbated during the September 2013 historic flooding…

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Yampa River Irrigation Delivery and Habitat Improvement

A completed boulder toe installed along the Yampa River for bank stabilization.

A completed boulder toe installed along the Yampa River for bank stabilization.



The Gibralter Ditch irrigation system on the Yampa River was previously controlled by push up dams to direct water delivery; however increased sediment and bedload had caused the river to become destabilized and affect water resource…

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Frying Pan River Habitat and Fishery Improvement

Completed stretch of the Frying Pan River with cut pools and placed habitat rocks to encourage increased fish populations.

Completed stretch of the Frying Pan River with cut pools and placed habitat rocks to encourage increased fish populations.



The goal of this project was to create a section of river with improved aquatic habitat and fishability in the Frying Pan River near Basalt, CO. FlyWater completed assessment, permitting, design, and construction to create increased aquatic…

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Lefthand Creek Flood Recovery

Installation of a large bank stabilization wood structure on the Ranch reach

Installation of a large bank stabilization wood structure on the Ranch reach



FlyWater, inc worked along side Iron Woman Construction and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers to improve and restore multiple reaches of Lefthand Creek to the North of Boulder, CO for the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group (LWOG). The focus…

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Fall River Flood Recovery

Before and after of Phase 1

Before and after of Phase 1



FlyWater, inc. worked directly with a design team (Otak) to develop a restoration strategy to re-establish form and function, and to mimic the pool-rife channel-type appropriate to Fall River for the Town of Estes Park. To meet resiliency…

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Saint Vrain Creek Channel Flood Recovery

Constructed channel allowing for greater floodplain conveyance and increased habitat diversity.

Constructed channel allowing for greater floodplain conveyance and increased habitat diversity.



FlyWater, inc. executed construction to repair and reclaim the St. Vrain River through the Town of Lyons following flooding events of 2013.  The scope of work included aquatic habitat installation, bank stabilization, and installation of…

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Eagle Ranch Kid’s Fishing Pond

Completed Pond

Completed Pond



FlyWater was hired by the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee and The Town of Eagle to construct a kid's fishing pond within the footprint of a pre-existing shallow pond. The pond was excavated to a max depth of 10 feet and habitat features were…

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Lower North Fork of the Big Thompson

Finished pool and habitat rock

Finished pool and habitat rock



The Big Thompson was devastated by the September 2013 flood, estimated to be a 500-year event (15,500 cfs at canyon mouth), as well as the subsequent post flood emergency road construction and infrastructure protection. Post-flood sampling…

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Twin Tunnels US I-70 Clear Creek Restoration Construction

Post-construction view of the upper project reach

Post-construction view of the upper project reach



FlyWater, inc. completed a major restoration project for CDOT's contractor, Kraemer/Obayashi, along Clear Creek as part of the reclamation efforts for the I-70 Twin Tunnels project. This project was a large-scale construction effort to…

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