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NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Catalog of Images

200 thumbnail picture
A small tree, newly planted.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
201 thumbnail picture
The restoration site, mid construction before the pools were completely constructed.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
202 thumbnail picture
The completed fish pools, this image clearly shows how easily fish can now navigate the creek.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
203 thumbnail picture
Water flows over the fish-step pools.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
204 thumbnail picture
A sign to commemorate the project sponsors. One of the attributes of this project was the strong community support.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
205 thumbnail picture
Looking downstream at the completed pools.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
206 thumbnail picture
Looking downstream as the water flows over the completed pools.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
207 thumbnail picture
A wide angle view of the fish pools.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
208 thumbnail picture
A view of the completed fish pools.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
209 thumbnail picture
A high flow event, preconstruction. Before the fishway passage was constructed migrating fish needed to breach a 12 foot rise where the culvert dropped off.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
210 thumbnail picture
Looking upstream at the culvert
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
211 thumbnail picture
Looking into the culvert
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
212 thumbnail picture
The extreme drop at the culvert was eliminated by the restoration.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
213 thumbnail picture
From the culvert looking downstream at the completed fish pools.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
214 thumbnail picture
A view downstream of the completed pools
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
215 thumbnail picture
Water rushes over the lip of the pools
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
216 thumbnail picture
Water flows downstream over the completed pools.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
217 thumbnail picture
The United Anglers under Tom Furrer's direction raised funds to build a fish hatchery. This image shows the completed structure.
California, Adobe Creek, Petaluma, Sonoma County 1996
218 thumbnail picture
The Finney Creek restoration project placed over 750 logs into more than 80 log jams in upper Finney Creek. the logs helped to trap gravel size sediments behind the jams and create a more narrow and deeper creek. This resulted in lowering water temperatures to provide more favorable spawning conditions. Finney Creek once provided habitat for all salmon species except sockeye.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
219 thumbnail picture
An excavator places logs in the stream to create a log jam.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
220 thumbnail picture
A Boeing Verto 107 helicopter was used to lift logs into place in the stream.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
221 thumbnail picture
A picture of a completed log jam.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
222 thumbnail picture
A channel beginning after a log jam was created in the stream.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
223 thumbnail picture
A log jam has helped to create a pool.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
224 thumbnail picture
A completed log jam
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
225 thumbnail picture
A member of the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group cuts holes to place cable in the logs. US Forest Service and Skagit Fisheries Enhancement members cabled all the jams into place. Then, volunteers played an essential role in the restoration by performing pre and post monitoring of the site.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
226 thumbnail picture
Skagit Fisheries Enhancement members secure the logs with cable.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
227 thumbnail picture
Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group members secure logs.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
228 thumbnail picture
Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group members secure logs.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
229 thumbnail picture
This image shows the huge size of the log jams at the Finney Creek restoration site. Alison Studley of SFEG is in the foreground.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
230 thumbnail picture
A completed log jam.
Washington, Finney Creek, Skagit County June 1999-May 30 2000
231 thumbnail picture
Work in progress at Duck Creek. This image shows the channel realignment and meander after it has been added to the stream. The sand bags in the foreground were used to create meanders and pools and to reduce the width of the stream.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
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A close-up of the sand bags, cobble and jute matting used to reconfigure the channel.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
233 thumbnail picture
Cleaning gravel from the streambed using a suction pump. The device, in the background, is a modified gold dredge and was used by Americorp and NOAA volunteers.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
234 thumbnail picture
Americorp volunteers manually screen sand from the gravel the old-fashioned way.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
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Water is pumped onto the screen to sort sand and silt from the gravel.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
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In the foreground, two pumps operate the modified gold dredge. The discharged sediments are placed on the screen where they are separated. This image provides a good overview of the gravel cleaning process, the modified gold dredge is on wheels to make it mobile.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
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A pump blows air into the riverbed to loosen the sand and gravel so the dredge can work through it later.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
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Two men work the pump at Duck Creek.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
239 thumbnail picture
Three workers use the pump used to loosen sand and gravel at Duck Creek.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
240 thumbnail picture
A close-up of the pump operating in the riverbed.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
241 thumbnail picture
Looking down on the pumping operation at Duck Creek.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
242 thumbnail picture
The pumps blow air into the sand and gravel to loosen the sediments.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
243 thumbnail picture
Three men in the river operate the pump.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
244 thumbnail picture
The pumping system used at Duck Creek loosens sand and gravel from the riverbed.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
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The pumping system at Duck Creek used to loosen sand and gravel from the creek.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
246 thumbnail picture
A close-up of air being pumped into the floor of the riverbed to loosen sediments.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
247 thumbnail picture
Scientists monitor the gravel composition and levels of dissolved oxygen in the creek. The process requires the insertion of plastic pipes into the streambed at a depth where fish eggs are found. The scientists use an oxygen probe to measure the levels of dissolved oxygen and measure the cleanliness of the gravel to determine suitability of the riverbed as spawning habitat.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
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A good close-up and overview of the gravel screening process. Gravel accumulates on the screen and sediments fall into the totes.
Alaska, Juneau 1999
249 thumbnail picture
An overview of the pumping and dredging operation.
Alaska, Juneau 1999

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