Big Thompson River Resilience Implementation Project

Description of Project:  Big Thompson Watershed Coalition (BTWC) has been awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Watershed Resilience Pilot Program. This federally-funded Program is designed to help watersheds recover from damage sustained in the federally declared flood and fire events of 2012 and 2013.  This project was awarded to ERC/Tezak design-build team to finalize design, construct, and monitor areas along approximately two miles of the Big Thompson River from the Handy Ditch at the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon to the U.S. Highway 34 Bridge below the City of Loveland Water Treatment Plant.  This restoration project will include stabilization of stream channel morphology, restoration or creation of new native in-stream and riparian habitat to attract and support native fish and wildlife populations, utilization of best management practices (BMPs) to improve water quality and aquatic habitat, and mitigation of flooding and sedimentation.