Monday, August 13, 2012
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The native vegetation at the Cate bank stabilization is establishing well. Over the last several months there has been significant growth on the willows poles, container stock, and native seed that were planted at the site. The sticky monkey flowers are currently flowering and the giant rye is going to seed.
Photo taken from the downstream end looking back upstream at the project site shows the significant amount of growth that occurred since December 2010, for comparison look at the last post.
Photo of one of the sticky monkey flowers that was planted from a 2 inch pot at the site only a few months ago is now over a foot tall.
Photo taken looking upstream from the lower most rootwad through the middle section of the project, shows there is still flow at the project site and growth on willow poles surrounding the rootwad structures.
Posted by South Coast Habitat Restoration at 3:19 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The large storm events we had over the weekend and into the beginning of this week have produced a significant amount of flow at the Cate Bank Stabilization Project. The flow was as high as the top of the root wads through the middle section. Bellow are some photos taken this last Sunday, the flow seems to have gone down since then but will potentially rise again with the pulse of rain that is expected this afternoon and evening. Check back for more updates.
Posted by South Coast Habitat Restoration at 1:23 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
The willow stakes out at the Cate bank stabilization project are already sprouting! Just over the last few weeks there has been a significant amount of growth. Bellow are some photos of the sites progress.
Check back for future updates on the project progress.
Posted by South Coast Habitat Restoration at 3:45 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010
The major construction out at the Cate Bank Stabilization project is nearly complete. Peter Lapidus Construction has been busy this week, starting at the downstream end of the project site and working his way back up the creek and out of the channel. The upper and lower sections of the project called for a large toe trench to be dug and filled with large rocks. Willow and Sycamore poles were placed in this trench as PLC filled it in with rock and dirt around them. The banks were then laid back to a more gradual slope. In the middle sections of the project four large root wads were installed in the creeks right bank to help deflect the flow away from the right bank and protect it from further erosion. Next week PLC will finish the final grading on the upper section and tie up any loose ends before completely pulling his equipment out of the project site. A CCC crew is scheduled to come in next week and lay erosion control material as well as seed and plant the area.
Looking downstream at the end of the project site, this photo shows the right bank to its new grade as well as the toe trench full of willow stakes.
Looking downstream, this photo shows PLC working to install the 4th and final root wad structure in the middle section of the project site.
Check back next week for more updates and photos to see the projects progress.
Posted by South Coast Habitat Restoration at 2:59 PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Last week the California Conservation Corps worked to fence out the project area and harvest willows and sycamores from the site before construction began. A large pool was dug by the CCCs and lined with plastic sheeting to provide the willow and sycamore poles with water until we are ready to plant them. Last week limbing and removal of Avocado trees was also done along the access road to the project site. This week Peter Lapidus Construction began working on the toe trench on the downstream end of the project site. Peter will make his way up stream filling in the toe trench with large rock and laying back the bank to a more gradual grade. Check back later this week for more photos and updates as construction continues.
CCC crew working to harvest and salvage willow poles that would be lost during project construction.
Initial toe trench being dug at the downstream end of the project site.
Posted by South Coast Habitat Restoration at 5:17 PM