2016 STREAM SUMMIT

Oct 19 to 21, 2016.

Location:

Shasta College 

Field Day:

Stillwater Creek

Redding, CA 96001

 

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    Thursday
    Sep222016

    STREAM SUMMIT AGENDA FOR OCT. 19th to 21st, 2016. 

    This is going to be an interesting and interactive summit.   It is set up so 1/2 day Wednesday in the AM can be used for travel to Redding, Thursday will be a full day, and Friday the workshop will end at Noon so you will have time to travel home. 


    Day 1-Oct 19    12:30 - 5:00     Meet at Shasta College Downtown Campus (Mall) Parking off Market St. We may visit Stillwater Creek at Shasta College before end of day. Water provided.

    Day 2- Oct 20     7:30 - 5:00       Meet at Shasta College main Campus Meeting in Center Stage at Cafeteria  7:30 Rise and Shine Breakfast provided (bacon, eggs, bagels, fruit, coffee etc.) The day will be mostly  classroom  with a visit to Creek after lunch  Lunch will be a pasta bar set up in room. Water provided.
                  

    Day 3 - Oct 21 Half-day    
    7:30 - 12:00 Noon         Meet at Field site. Breakfast Burritos and Coffee provided, water also. Group work will be presented before departing for home.
    NOTE:
    Only the 1st day will be at Downtown Campus!
    Parking is free downtown.  Campus parking will be provided.
    Class will start with registration at 12:15 - 1 pm at the Shasta College DOWNTOWN Campus Rm 880 upstairs - located at the North -end of Downtown Mall , parking is available off California St.
    (just west of Campus)

      
                                                             
     This is the ONLY Day we meet Downtown.  Bring waders or ?? for stream assessment portions.  Two pools are almost thigh deep, otherwise creek is expected to be low.
    Registration is to the right on this page. We are filling up fast, we recommend early registration to confirm you spot.

    Watch our video below to see what you will be doing.

     

    Thursday
    Sep012016

    Registration for the Stream Summit is open!

     

     

    Wednesday
    Aug312016

    John's Keynote & Master Class in NZ


    Dear New Zealanders,

    We're coming back!  John has been invited back to New Zealand to provide some Keynote Addresses at the Erosion and Sediment Control Conference in Auckland on Aug 31-Sept 2.  The Conference is held collaboratively by the IECA Australasia and NZHIT (New Zealand Highway Institute of Technology.

    Master Class

    While in New Zealand John is teaching two full day Masters Courses on Stream Repair and Design - "Repairing Entrenched, Incised, and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Techniques and Case Studies”. One class will be held in Auckland and one in Christchurch.  Hope to see you there!
     
     
    A RETURN TO LUCAS CREEK...
    Lucas Creek, near Auckland/Albany, if you remember, was similarly “restored” back in October 2010.  The term “restored" is used here loosely because, in fact, the stream function was restored to accommodate extensive urbanization - new motorways, shopping mall, rugby stadium etc.


    Now, 6 years later, John and Robert Coulson visited the creek.  It is performing beautifully and this has apparently been an extremely wet winter!  
    The accompanying photos show that the stream is Functioning Properly, e.g., “passing flood flows and channel sediment without visible signs of erosion.  The vegetation is healthy and the aquatic habitat appears excellent”.  For this design, John used the published report , NCHRP Report 544- Environmentally-Sensitive Channel and Bank Protection Methods.

     

    Wednesday
    Aug242016

    SAVE THIS DATE FOR THE UPCOMING STREAM SUMMIT AT SHASTA COLLEGE AND STILLWATER CREEK.

        
         STREAM RESTORATION SUMMIT  
    AT SHASTA COLLEGE 

                               Repairing Incised and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams –                          Assessment, Techniques and Case Studies

    October 19th – 21st, 2016

                                           A 2-day Workshop to be held at Shasta College                                       includes Class and Field Practicum

        Instructors:

           John McCullah, Geomorphologist/Bioengineer, CPESC 

            Eric Berntsen, PH, CFM, CPESC, Habitat Restoration Hydrologist 

     Guest Speaker:

    Chris Hammersmark, Ph.D., P.E., Ecohydrologist, cbec, inc. ecoengineering

    Stillwater Creek, running thru the college, is a highly impacted salmonid stream that has been gravel mined, lined with tires and gabion baskets (circa 1979).  Now incised over    25-ft, Stillwater represents a typical “urbanized/hyrdomodified” stream system that will provide a living laboratory for developing repair and restoration strategies.


     

    Topics Covered:  Bioengineering and biotechnical Stabilization, Geomorphology, Redirective        vs. Resistive Methods, Thalweg Management, Hydromodification, Channel Evolution Model, Environmentally-Sensitive Channel and Bank Methods, Bank Full Discharge, OHWM, Self-Launching Rock Gradations.

    Friday
    Aug192016

    High Velocity Transition Mats - Scour Stop