Event Title

Ogden River Restoration Project: Redevelopment offers an opportunity to improve an urban fishery, enhance recreation, and implement improved storm water regulation

Presenter Information

Spring Runoff

Location

Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/

Start Date

3-30-2011 10:00 AM

End Date

3-30-2011 10:20 AM

Description

Ogden City is currently redeveloping an urban industrial and residential corridor adjacent to the Ogden River, involving land reclamation and restoration of the riverine corridor. In January 2010, Ogden City began restoration of 17 acres of riparian habitat and 1.1 miles of river in an effort to improve river health, aesthetics, and public access. With an expected completion date of fall 2011, construction of the Ogden River Restoration Project has an estimated cost of more than $3.5 million. Over 10 different landowners, multiple water users, flooding issues, future development needs, and other diverse interests have made project coordination difficult.

Furthermore, multiple goals were incorporated into project planning and design in order to address these diverse community needs.

Societal uses and demands of this river system reflect diverse and sometimes competing interests. For instance, the Ogden River must function as water supply, provide habitat and recreation, convey storm water and flood flows, and prevent flooding. Promoting multiple goals helped build momentum and support from the community, generate funding, and identify specific implementation strategies. Restoration activities included litter removal, bank stabilization, riparian planting, creation of public access points, realignment of bicycle trails, and installation of storm water basins. A post-project monitoring plan will provide quantitative measures of physical, chemical, and biological responses to restoration, including channel changes, macroinvertebrate and fish communities, fish habitat availability, water quality, algal growth, and nutrient cycling.

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Ogden River Restoration Project: Redevelopment offers an opportunity to improve an urban fishery, enhance recreation, and implement improved storm water regulation

Eccles Conference Center

Ogden City is currently redeveloping an urban industrial and residential corridor adjacent to the Ogden River, involving land reclamation and restoration of the riverine corridor. In January 2010, Ogden City began restoration of 17 acres of riparian habitat and 1.1 miles of river in an effort to improve river health, aesthetics, and public access. With an expected completion date of fall 2011, construction of the Ogden River Restoration Project has an estimated cost of more than $3.5 million. Over 10 different landowners, multiple water users, flooding issues, future development needs, and other diverse interests have made project coordination difficult.

Furthermore, multiple goals were incorporated into project planning and design in order to address these diverse community needs.

Societal uses and demands of this river system reflect diverse and sometimes competing interests. For instance, the Ogden River must function as water supply, provide habitat and recreation, convey storm water and flood flows, and prevent flooding. Promoting multiple goals helped build momentum and support from the community, generate funding, and identify specific implementation strategies. Restoration activities included litter removal, bank stabilization, riparian planting, creation of public access points, realignment of bicycle trails, and installation of storm water basins. A post-project monitoring plan will provide quantitative measures of physical, chemical, and biological responses to restoration, including channel changes, macroinvertebrate and fish communities, fish habitat availability, water quality, algal growth, and nutrient cycling.

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