Middle Fork Dam Removal Project Photos

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Pre-Project Photos of Dam and River

 

 

Middle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project Photohttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/5-middlefork-nooksack-dam-removal-pre-project.jpgMiddle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project PhotoPre-project photo of Middle Fork Diversion Dam. Photo taken October 2019.
Middle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project Photohttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/6-middlefork-nooksack-dam-removal-pre-project.JPGMiddle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project PhotoPre-project photo of Middle Fork Diversion Dam. Photo taken May 2019.
Middle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project Photohttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/1-middlefork-nooksack-dam-removal-pre-project.jpgMiddle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project PhotoPre-project photo of Middle Fork Diversion Dam. Photo taken October 2019 by Paul Conrad.
Middle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project Photohttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/2-middlefork-nooksack-dam-removal-pre-project.jpgMiddle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project PhotoPre-project photo of Middle Fork Diversion Dam. Photo taken October 2019 by Paul Conrad.
Middle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project Photohttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/3-middlefork-nooksack-dam-removal-pre-project.JPGMiddle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project PhotoPre-project photo of Middle Fork Diversion Dam. Photo taken May 2019.
Middle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project Photohttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/4-middlefork-nooksack-dam-removal-pre-project.jpgMiddle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Project PhotoPre-project photo of Middle Fork Diversion Dam. Photo taken May 2019.
Middle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-Projecthttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/7-middlefork-nooksack-river.JPGMiddle Fork Nooksack Dam Removal Pre-ProjectPre-project photo of Middle Fork Nooksack River upstream of Middle Fork Diversion Dam site. Photo taken May 2019.
February 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/8-low-flow-event-feb2020.jpgFebruary 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion DamLow Flow, approx. 175 cubic feet per second (78,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 19, 2020
February 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/9-high-flow-event-feb-2020.JPGFebruary 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion DamHigh Flow, approx. 10,000 cubic feet per second (4,500,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 1, 2020
February 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/10-low-flow-event-feb2020.jpgFebruary 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion DamLow Flow, approx. 175 cubic feet per second (78,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 19, 2020
February 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/11-high-flow-event-feb2020.JPGFebruary 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion DamHigh Flow, approx. 10,000 cubic feet per second (4,500,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 1, 2020
February 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/12-low-flow-event-feb2020.jpgFebruary 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion DamLow Flow, approx. 175 cubic feet per second (78,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 19, 2020
February 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/13-high-flow-event-feb2020.JPGFebruary 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion DamHigh Flow, approx. 10,000 cubic feet per second (4,500,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 1, 2020
February 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Dam - Downstream of Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/14-low-flow-event-feb2020.jpgFebruary 2020 Low Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Dam - Downstream of DamLow Flow, approx. 175 cubic feet per second (78,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 19, 2020
February 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Dam - Downstream of Damhttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-pre-project/15-feb-2020-high-flow-event.JPGFebruary 2020 High Flow Event at Middle Fork Diversion Dam - Downstream of DamHigh Flow, approx. 10,000 cubic feet per second (4,500,000 gallons per minute), photo taken February 1, 2020

Project Layout

 

 

Middle Fork Dam Removal Project Layouthttps://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/middle-fork-project-layout/middle-fork-project-layout.jpgMiddle Fork Dam Removal Project Layout

Construction Photo​s

 

 

January 7, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-01-07.JPGJanuary 7, 2020Contractor and Construction Management personnel reviewing site just prior to construction.
January 30, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-01-30.JPGJanuary 30, 2020Access Road bridge strengthening work nearly complete.
February 10, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-02-10a.JPGFebruary 10, 2020Upper Staging Area. Clearing, grading and intermediate site stabilization complete.
February 10, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-02-10b.JPGFebruary 10, 2020Initial Clearing and Grubbing work at main project site.
February 11, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-02-11.JPGFebruary 11, 2020Site Layout in progress.
March 3, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-03a.JPGMarch 3, 2020Project Entrance and Acknowledgement Sign installed.
March 3, 2020 https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-03b.JPGMarch 3, 2020 Boulders stockpiled during clearing/grubbing and initial grading work for future reuse in river channel restoration after dam removal.
March 3, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-03c.JPGMarch 3, 2020Excavation equipment working on grading/site preparation.
March 17, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-17.jpgMarch 17, 2020Excavators work among extracted boulders near the future fish screen area.
March 31, 2020 https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-31a.JPGMarch 31, 2020 An excavator stacks boulders for later use in channel restoration at a nearby stockpile site.
March 31, 2020 https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-31b.JPGMarch 31, 2020 Heavy equipment crossing the strengthened access road bridge.
March 31, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-31c.JPGMarch 31, 2020Many large boulders have been encountered during initial excavation and are being stockpiled for reuse in restoring the channel after the dam is removed this summer.
March 31, 2020 https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-31d.JPGMarch 31, 2020 Excavation progress between the new Fish Screen Facility and Intake Structure.
March 31, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-31e.JPGMarch 31, 2020Excavation for the future Fish Screen facility at right, Water Supply pipeline excavation in foreground and temporary slope stabilization with boulders in back.
March 31, 2020https://www.cob.org/photos/Services/Environment/Restoration/construction-photos/2020-03-31f.JPGMarch 31, 2020Upland work looking west. Intake excavation at lower right, Fish Screen excavation at left back.

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