Kerber Creek Restoration Project
Category: River & Watershed Restoration
Organization: Trout Unlimited, Inc
Date Approved: July 2013
Basin Funds: $34,871
State Funds: $0
The purpose of this project was to restore a stretch of Kerber Creek by installing 25 in-stream rock structures and reshaping the associated streambank. In-stream rock structures redirect the thalweg to the center of the stream, reducing erosion by decreasing the shear stress on stream banks, improving aquatic habitat by creating pool-riffle sequences, and decreasing the width-to-depth ratio. Over time, in-stream restoration will also help to reestablish the connection between the stream and its floodplain, thereby increasing groundwater storage and baseflows.