Iowa River Restoration Toolbox – Level 2/Geomorphic Design

Event details

  • Monday | October 5, 2020 to Thursday | October 8, 2020
  • All Day
  • Clive Aquatic Center 1801 NW 114th St Clive, IA 50325
  • 515-350-4387

About the Training

Level 2 training focuses on geomorphic design and utilizes the skills acquired in the Level 1 training to develop ecologically sound restoration techniques. Includes outdoor exercises and development ofconceptual designs for a restoration project in Clive. Course topics include, but not limited to: Phases of Geomorphic Channel Design, Multi-Staged Channels, Alluvial vs. Threshold Channel Design, Dimensionless Ratios, Reference Reach Criteria, Shear Stress, Sediment Supply & Transport, and Sediment Transport Competency

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Featured Speaker: George Athanasakes

George is the Ecosystem Restoration Program Leader for Stantec, and has 25 years of experience working on innovative stream restoration projects nationwide. George has taught at numerous restoration workshops, and worked with the IDNR river restoration planning team to create Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox. Additional instructors

Who should attend?

Design professionals including engineers and landscape architects. biologists, ecologists, project managers, WMA coordinators, natural resources specialists, urban conservationists, university faculty, floodplain managers, environmental professionals in Iowa and other interested professionals.

Defining the Iowa River Restoration Toolbox

The Toolbox was developed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to assist Iowa designers and reviewers of stream stabilization and restoration projects by providing proven techniques that incorporate natural materials, such as logs, rocks, and live plantings. Among the many techniques included in the Toolbox are: longitudinal peaked stone toe protection, j-hook vanes, rock arch rapids, oxbows, riparian corridor restorations, and tree/shrub plantings. Included are an assessment method and reviewable design checklists to aid in decision making among multidisciplinary teams (i.e. – funding partners, designers, project managers, and contractors etc.). The Toolbox also provides detailed design guidance, drawings and specification requirements to assist with project bidding.