Restoration

LWOG assesses restoration needs in the watershed, identifies potential funding sources, obtains and manages grants, prepares RFPs, contracts with engineering firms and contractors, oversees planning and implementation projects, and monitors the effectiveness of restoration projects.

These projects benefit Lefthand Creek residents, stakeholders and visitors.

Currently, LWOG is implementing 12 flood recovery restoration projects as part of this program.

Watershed Planning Projects

  • James Creek

Watershed Implementation Projects

  • Reach 3B
  • Plains Creek Restoration
  • Foothills Creek Restoration
  • 63rd Street Extension Creek Restoration

Ranch

Before and After Restoration

63rd Street

Before and After Restoration

81st Street

Before and After Restoration

73rd Street

Before and After Restoration

Lefthand Watershed Project Restoration Areas

James Creek

This completed project provided 30% design, supporting documents, and data for James Creek between Jamestown and the confluence with Left Hand Creek. Restoration work in Jamestown was also reviewed.

Reach 3B

This ongoing project involves designing, constructing, and monitoring a stream restoration project for Left Hand Creek between Airport Road and Colorado Route 119 south of Longmont in Boulder County.

Plains Creek Restoration

This ongoing project involves river restoration along five reaches (41st, Haystack, 63rd, 81st, and 73rd) on Left Hand Creek to reduce risk to life and property, enhance riparian ecosystems, and generate long-term stream system resilience.

Foothills Creek Restoration

This ongoing project involves river restoration along three reaches (Ranch, Streamcrest, and Upper Left Hand) on Left Hand Creek to reduce risk to life and property, enhance riparian ecosystems, and generate long-term stream system resilience.

63rd Street Extension

LWOG’s newest restoration project involves designing, constructing, and monitoring a stream restoration project for Left Hand Creek at 63rd and Niwot, west of 63rd in the vicinity of Strath Bridge.

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