Montrose, CO

The Uncompahgre River through downtown Montrose has been impacted by past land encroachment, channelization and flood proofing measures. The City of Montrose desired to improve the riverine corridor and enhance aquatic habitat, stabilize river banks and improve terrestrial habitat along this heavily utilized corridor. ERC was retained to complete design, permitting and construction of these improvements for a 6,600 foot stretch of river. Improvements included creation of variable types of habitat long the project reach. Natural features such as riffle/pools and bend pools were created, but the project also included significant work to protect public and private lands as well as public infrastructure and irrigation facilities. Phase I of the project was constructed by ERC in 2006 and Phase II was completed during 2013/2014.