City of Loveland, CO

Infrastructure associated with the City of Loveland’s water treatment plant was compromised as a result of the 2013 floods. After emergency repairs were completed, the City desired restoration work that would not only protect infrastructure but also improve the ecological function of the damaged river. ERC’s design/build work focused on reestablishing natural channel form and function to this degraded reach. In areas where excessive stream widening occurred during the 2013 flood, ERC returned the stream to its appropriate width. Riprap that had been installed immediately following the flood was filled and vegetated to promote ecological value and natural stream planform and profiles were reestablished through channel reshaping and construction of riffle/pool sequences that had been lost.