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MONKEY RUN, ARCADE, NY. HISTORIC RAILROAD PROTECTION & DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, 41 METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN COMBINATION.

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1 MONKEY RUN, ARCADE, NY. HISTORIC RAILROAD PROTECTION & DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, 41 METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN COMBINATION

2 This project was funded by the Great Lakes Commission, through the Seneca Trail Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. and implemented with the assistance of the Wyoming County Soil & Water Conservation District Alleghany Ecological Services U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NYS DEC Region 9 Cattaraugus County Soil & Water Conservation District NRCS Area Office, Batavia, NY Attica and Arcade Historic Railroad,

3 PRE-PROJECT CONDITIONS AT MONKEY RUN Stream has been straightened in mid-1800’s (railroad), & 1959, & 1965 (NY State Highway Dept.) Stream is incised (disconnected from the flood plain) Active knickpoints (headcuts) throughout the system Stream is shallow and overwidened. We turned 2 bends and one crossing into 6 bends and 5 crossings. The grade control structures consist of a 3-log Log Digger, a 6-log Log Aerator-riffle, one Engineered Rock Riffle, two Solid-Sill Engineered Rock Riffles, and one Adjustable Random-Boulder Rocked Riffle

4 From the air, flow is left to right, 5/18/2005, YELLOW IS NEW CHANNEL ALIGNMENT Pix by Derrick

5 From the air, flow is left to right, 5/18/2005, WHERE THE NEW CHANNEL SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOCATED–BUT THE BYPASS CHANNEL WAS PUT IN THE WRONG PLACE, THINK AHEAD !! Pix by Derrick

6 THE PROJECT Construction Oct 25-Nov 11, 2004 In addition to protecting the railroad at two sites, we will replace two bends and one crossing with 6 bends and 5 crossings (riffles)

7 Log Outer-Bank Bend Protection with Living Retard & Solid-Sill Engineered Rock Riffle ( Bend #1 and Riffle #1 in the Monkey Run realigned channel, Arcade, NY, constructed Oct-Nov 2004)

8 Looking US at Pool #1, log revetment in place and anchored with duckbill anchors

9 Backfilling behind log revetment in Pool #1. Logs are designed to be undercut and act as LUNKERS

10 TRANSPLANTED LIVING WILLOW RETARDS MONKEY RUN STREAM REALIGNMENT PROJECT, ARCADE, NY {rural, gravel-cobble, straightened three times, re-meandered during project, incised} THINK BIG!!!! THINK INSTANT!!! Transplanting an entire big clump of willows (roots and all) a track hoe bucket (4 ft wide) at a time Multi-function, used to weigh down bank protection and provide bank protection, shade, cover, insect habitat, etc

11 Backfilling behind log revetment in Pool #1. Logs are designed to be undercut and act as LUNKERS Mini case study: 1 of 7

12 Grab a scoop of willows Mini case study: 2 of 7

13 Place them on the outer bank. Looking US in Bend 1. Mini case study: 3 of 7

14 Get some more willows Mini case study: 4 of 7

15 More willows Mini case study: 5 of 7

16 Looking US. Skilled track hoe operator has managed to orient willows out over pre-dug pool. The entire transplanting operation took about 20 minutes Mini case study: 6 of 7

17 Looking US at Living Willow Retard two growing seasons after planting Aug 24, 2006 Pix by Derrick Mini case study: 7 of 7

18 Looking US at Living Willow Retard at beginning of the third growing season after planting-June 14, 2007 Pix by Derrick

19 The next 5 slides are looking downstream thru the same bend, Bend #1.

20 Looking DS at the flow cut-off structure on LDB & into constructed Bends 1 and 2 -Nov 2004

21 Nov 5, It took approx. 20 minutes to place the entire Living Willow Retard, if I were a fish I would be……..

22 ……. swimming under the overhanging veg!!! Aug 24, Looking DS at Living Willow Retard on left bank in Bend #1 Pix by Derrick

23 After two growing seasons, Aug 24, Looking DS at Living Willow Retard on left bank in Bend #1 Pix by Derrick

24 Bend #2 “BioD-Block” Coir Block System Proprietary method, introduced 2003 An easier way to construct encapsulated earth- filled system of lifts Locked Logs and/or Locked Limbs can be integrated between underwater lifts Vegetation can be integrated between emergent lifts Living Retards/Living Dikes can be placed on top of the BioD-Blocks

25 Display booth at IECA conference, Philly PA., Feb 2004

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27 Looking DS at Pre-dug Pool #2, BioD-Block material in foreground

28 Looking DS at BioD- Block, ready for willow retard installation on top of coir logs Nov 5, 2004

29 Fred Kelly cutting Locked Limbs and Locked Logs for that pre-formed pool in the previous picture

30 After two years, looking at Locked Limbs & Locked Logs in Bend #2, Monkey Run. Aug 24, 2006 Pix by Derrick

31 Two years later, looking DS at BioD-Block bank, Aug 24, 2006 Pix by Derrick

32 Nov 5, Looking DS, at engineered solid-sill rocked riffle #1, then Bend #2 with BioD-Block coir bank protection (single 16 inch lift) with some black willow (tall light-colored branches)

33 After two growing seasons, Aug 24, Looking DS at rocked riffle and Bio-D Block in Bend 2. Willows on left bank in Bend 1 and outer bank of Bend 2 were planted. Pointbar of Bend 2 is transplanted creeping bent grass Pix by Derrick

34 TRANSPLANT A LITTLE BITTY CLUMP OF STUFF MONKEY RUN, ARCADE, NY Mini case study: 1 of 5

35 Looking DS. Creeping bent grass sod transplantation to define channel width-Nov 5, 2006 Mini case study: 2 of 5

36 Aug 24, Looking DS at Bend #2, note nice growth on pointbar Pix by Derrick Mini case study: 3 of 5

37 Aug 24, Looking DS at the Bend #2 pointbar Pix by Derrick Mini case study: 4 of 5

38 Aug 24, Great diversity & shallow areas on the pointbar. Almost a hemi-wetland!!!! Pix by Derrick Mini case study: 5 of 5

39 The UB class pulling non-biodegradable netting out of Monkey Run. Aug 24, 2006 Pix by Paul Fuhrmann

40 Freeing several dozen trapped crawfish from the non-biodegradable netting at Monkey Run-Aug 24, 2006 Pix by Paul Fuhrmann

41 When regulatory is happy…

42 And the designers are confused…. Only then is the project complete………


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