North St. Vrain Creek
Close up creek damage after 2013 Flood

North St. Vrain Creek Restoration & Recovery

In partnership with the City of Longmont, Boulder County has restored a 1,960 foot segment of North St. Vrain Creek that was scoured and degraded by the September 2013 flood. The N. St. Vrain Creek Collaborative Restoration Project is the first stream restoration project implemented using the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Watershed Resilience funds.

The N. St. Vrain Creek Collaborative Restoration Project included:

  • Excavation and configuration of creek benthic material to create, enhance, and protect aquatic riffle, pool, and run habitat
  • Placement of large rock structures to provide better benthic habitat stability and to maintain creek resilience
  • Placement of habitat rock and features for structure and flow diversity
  • Revegetation of riparian areas

View stream restoration design . For more information on the road construction portion of this project, please see the Longmont Dam Road Reconstruction webpage.
Watch a video on creating bank structures to help stabilize creeks.

Before and After Photos:

Before Restoration:

North St. Vrain Creek Recovery - Before Photo 1

After Restoration:

North St. Vrain Creek Recovery - After Photo 1
Before Restoration:

North St. Vrain Creek Recovery - After Photo 2
After Restoration:

North St. Vrain Creek Recovery - Before Photo 2

Contact Us

Creek Restoration & Recovery

Project Manager
Stacey Proctor
303-441-1107

Location

2525 13th Street
Suite 203
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M- F
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306