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Join us for Clearwater History Trivia #572, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.
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Monday: Sediment loading
Tuesday: A master plan
Wednesday: Had a purpose
Friday: Impaired fishery
Monday: Habitat restoration
Tuesday: Evaluate bridges
Wednesday: Use local expertise, equipment and volunteers
Thursday: Create opportunities for acces and recreation
Friday: Address causes of flooding
Saturday: Steelhead and bull trout
Monday: Upper reaches a factor
Tuesday: Bank instability
Wednesday: Extensive use of riprap bank stabilization
Thursday: Tries to regain its original channel
Friday: Improvement of water quality
Saturday: Hydraulic and engineering design elements
Monday: Natural materials
Tuesday: Goals and objectives
Wedesday: Areas of impairment
Thursday: Less expensive than disaster relief costs
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Friday, 3-1-19: Constrictions and debris jams
Saturday: Needs a discharge gauge
Monday: Has been redirected
Tuesday: Work at the mouth
In addition to sustaining flood damage in 1996, Orofino Creek experienced extensive sediment loading that caused severe bank erosion, loss of riparian vegetation and filling of the important pool habitat. A large, unstable delta formed at the mouth of Orofino Creek. Among other impairments was that to the fishery that many Orofino residents remember. Efforts to obtain permits to do work in the mouth of the creek were impacted by concerns about threatened and endangered species such as steelhead and bull trout. Due to those concerns, a master plan was developed to accomplish both flood control and habitat restoration objectives.
Clearwater County and Clearwater County Project Impact Flood Committee engaged the services of Water Consulting, Inc. (WCI) to prepare a watershed assessment and master plan for habitat restoration and flood mitigation for the lower portion of Orofino Creek in the City of Orofino. WCI did assessments and engaged the public in the process to see what their experience was with flooding and what their expectations were for mitigation and restoration. In August 2002, a kick-off meeting was held to define roles, discuss project issues and identify project goals and objectives.
Twenty-six potential projects were identified with seven particularly highlighted. The projects were expected to create a more stable capable of conveying the discharge and transporting the sediment coming from the watershed. Projects were set to do in phases. Of particular notice was work at the mouth of Orofino Creek between the Main St. Bridge and the Clearwater River.
Many of the clues above speak of pieces and concepts in the master plan.
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