Yolo Flyway Farms Restoration Project Update

Yolo Flyway Farms Restoration Project | Levee Breach

Not all levee breaches are cause for concern! Here is a time-lapse of just over an hour of grading activities to complete an intentional breach at Yolo Flyway Farms. Yolo Flyway Farms is a tidal wetland restoration project in the Southern end of the Yolo Bypass that cbec has been working on for several years. The restoration project will allow the land to tidally connect to the Toe Drain, a narrow channel that connects the Yolo Bypass with the Sacramento River. Intended goals of intentional breaches are for protecting valuable areas, draining flooded areas, or giving back land to nature. In this case on the Yolo Flyway Farms Restoration Project, the goal is to restore tidal interaction to enhance and create habitat for special status fish. To meet the project objectives, cbec developed a design to optimize connectivity to tidal fluctuations, developed a 2D hydrodynamic model to simulate alternatives, and construction documents based on the most effective alternative. In addition, cbec is currently providing surveying, observation and quality control services during the construction phase. To keep up to date on this joint effort by the California Department of Water Resources and Reynier Fund, keep an on #cbecFlywayFarms

Posted by cbec eco-engineering on Friday, 18 January 2019

 

Not all levee breaches are cause for concern!

Here is a time-lapse of just over an hour of grading activities to complete an intentional breach at Yolo Flyway Farms. Yolo Flyway Farms is a tidal wetland restoration project in the Southern end of the Yolo Bypass that cbec has been working on for several years. The restoration project will allow the land to tidally connect to the Toe Drain, a narrow channel that connects the Yolo Bypass with the Sacramento River. Intended goals of intentional breaches are for protecting valuable areas, draining flooded areas, or giving back land to nature. In this case on the Yolo Flyway Farms Restoration Project, the goal is to restore tidal interaction to enhance and create habitat for special status fish. To meet the project objectives, cbec developed a design to optimize connectivity to tidal fluctuations, developed a 2D hydrodynamic model to simulate alternatives, and construction documents based on the most effective alternative. In addition, cbec is currently providing surveying, observation and quality control services during the construction phase.

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