1. Re-connected oxbow and adjacent sockeye spawning ramp constructed in the Nemes channelized reach of the Okanagan River, a northern branch of the Columbia River
2. Meandering channel constructed to align with highway bridge and restore rainbow trout habitat, N Pine River MB
3. Rock riffles and pools added to Mink Creek canal, a typical channelized land drainage stream. Riffles restored walleye spawning and pools allowed fry to return to Lake Dauphin MB after the Spring freshet.
5. Pool and riffle fishway up the side of the Rapid City water supply dam, Little Saskatchewan River MB
6. Demonstration reach replacing a concrete trapezoidal channel in downtown Penticton BC
Fish Habitat Design
(free pdf download)
Stream exploration methods, hydraulic theory and project examples for 20 or so projects undertaken between 1978 and 2016 in Canadian coastal and inland rivers and streams are summarized in Stream Restoration Hydraulics (2016).
Four introductory chapters introduce basic concepts in river morphology, open channel hydraulics, local hydraulic calculations and habitats in meanders, pools, runs and riffles. The final three chapters present typical restoration projects in pool and riffle streams, wandering meanders and fish passage solutions for a variety of insect and fish habitats.
The casebook may be free downloaded in two parts:
Part 1: Theory (Chapters 1 to 4): THEORY
Part 2: Applications: (Chapters 5 to 7): APPLICATIONS
There are often queries about an early stream restoration manual Stream Analysis and Fish Habitat Design prepared for Manitoba Fisheries (1992). Marc Gaboury's section on fish behaviour and habitats is often cited. It may be downloaded directly.
Robert Newbury PEng (Manitoba BSc 1962, MSc CE 1964,
PhD Johns Hopkins Env Eng Science 1968
Lake Country, BC Canada V4V 2J7
Ex DFO Research Scientist (Freshwater Institute) recalled by Parks Canada for the design and restoration of Cascade Creek after the 2013 devastating flood.
TransCanada Highway Reach reconstructed Picnic Grounds Reach new meandering pool and riffle channel
Fish passage lock block wall to prevent non-native species from entering stream
August 24 2019