Silverthorne, CO

ERC was hired by the Town of Silverthorne to improve angling on an approximately 3,000 foot stretch of the Blue River below the Dillon Dam. This section, which is gold medal water, was suffering from poor habitat and limited angling opportunities. ERC was hired to design, permit and construct improvements aimed at enhancing both the aquatic habitat and the angler experience. Improvements included full reshaping the overly wide channel so that the new stream channel geometry matched flow releases from the dam. The success of the project led the Town to hire ERC to complete restoration on two additional sections of the Blue River totaling and additional 3,500 feet as part of a Phase II project.