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NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Catalog of Images

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In the background of the boat wake is a delta lobe created by the Big Island restoration project.
Louisiana, Atchafalaya Bay, St. Mary Parish Spring 1998
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An aerial view of the created wetlands several months after dredging. The wetlands created by the project revegetated naturally because of a dormant seed bank that was uncovered as the sediments were dredged during the project.
Louisiana, Atchafalaya Bay, St. Mary Parish Spring 1998
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An aerial view of the created wetlands showing two newly established delta lobes.
Louisiana, Atchafalaya Bay, St. Mary Parish Spring 1998
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The marsh buggy in the background is a specialized piece of equipment used to move the dredge pipe and other equipment around. The buggy is also used to grade deposited sediments to appropriate elevations.
Louisiana, Atchafalaya Bay, St. Mary Parish Spring 1998
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The marsh buggy on stand-by. The diesel engine is at the rear of the buggy allowing the buggy access to deep-water areas.
Louisiana, Atchafalaya Bay, St. Mary Parish Spring 1998
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Senator Breaux, in the red shirt, was the keynote speaker at the Big Island restoration project dedication, July 1, 1998.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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Senator Breaux briefs media on the Big Island project at the Delta Wildlife Management Camp in the Big Island area.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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Senator Breaux in front of a map of the restoration project.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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Senator Breaux and other dignitaries prepare for an air boat tour of the restoration project.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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An overview of the dedication for the Big Island restoration project.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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A scene from the project dedication for the Big Island restoration project.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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An official from the Louisiana Department of Fisheries and Wildlife briefs the media on the project's features.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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Senator Breaux leaves the project dedication.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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The media arrives for the project dedication. These events are important to provide information to the public about restoration projects.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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Big Island before the restoration.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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The dredging operation at Big Island.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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The Captain Berry dredges a containment dike at Big Island.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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Discharge pipe from dredge depositing sediment into march creation area.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana July 1, 1998
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Bulltongue and Alligator weed colonizing water areas surrounding the marsh creation sites.
Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish February - March 1998
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The edge of one of the marsh creation sites one year after construction.
Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish February - March 1998
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Hydraulic dredge in Castille Pass, looking to the west.
Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish February - March 1998
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Building a containment dike.
Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish February - March 1998
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Dredged sediments being pumped through a pipeline toward the marsh creation disposal area.
Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish February - March 1998
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The bucket dredge at Natal Channel.
Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish February - March 1998
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Marsh Creation disposal site immediately after construction.
Louisiana, Morgan City, St. Mary Parish February - March 1998
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Installation of grated apex structure, one of the four types of shoreline protection structures tested.
Louisiana, Camardelle, St Charles Parish February 9, 1998
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An aerial view of the geotextile tubes, another shoreline protection structure tested.
Louisiana, Camardelle, St Charles Parish February 9, 1998
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An aerial view of a vinyl sheet pile structure, another shoreline protection structure tested.
Louisiana, Camardelle, St Charles Parish February 9, 1998
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An aerial view of angled timber fence, another shoreline protection structure tested.
Louisiana, Camardelle, St Charles Parish February 9, 1998
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Roy's Dam is in Lagunitas Creek, CA and suffered from a non-functioning fish ladder. Fish were attracted to the current and did not attempt to get up the ladder. Thus, the ladder impaired their spawning migration. This image shows the dam and ladder before restoration.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Before restoration, looking upstream from Roy's Dam during a low-flow season.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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A close-up looking directly upstream at the dam which clearly shows the low flow and large drop that are impediments to fish passage upstream.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Roy's dam before the restoration during a high flow period.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Roy's dam in the construction phase. This image shows the creation of the pools that were designed to facilitate fish passage. The dam still remains but has been breached.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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This image shows partial breeching of the dam and the initial construction of the pools.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Partial breeching of the dam and construction of the pools.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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A root wad is placed in the middle of the pools to slow flow and provide habitat for migrating fish.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Installation of large boulders form the pools.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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At mid-construction, the main pools are already created but the streambank stabilization has not yet begun.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Looking downstream, nearing completion of the construction.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Work to stabilize the bank has begun.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Looking upstream at the completed pools.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Construction work to break the dam is just beginning.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Workers begin to take the cement lip off the top of the dam.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Staff from the California Department of Fish and Game, NOAA, and Performance Excavators attend the dedication for the Roy's Dam restoration project.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Traditional music to welcome the salmon was played at the dedication ceremony.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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The awards ceremony at the dedication event
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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There was a large community turn-out to show support and appreciation for the restoration.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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The dedication event at Roy's Dam.
Roy's Dam, Marin County, California December 12, 1996
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Volunteers plant native hardwood trees along the bank to help stabilize the riparian habitat. Much of Pratt Farm was ditched and drained for agriculture, the restoration work was conducted to return the straight ditched area to a natural stream form with meanders and sinuosity.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998

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