Pringle Creek Stream Restoration
Otak’s water and natural resources and structural engineering professionals are helping the City of Salem restore lower Pringle Creek, a major tributary to the Willamette River. Highlights include demolishing a historic mill, improving fish passage by replacing a concrete fish ladder with a natural channel, and rebuilding an embankment to support a future pedestrian trail extension. Once constructed, a greenway corridor will be re-established for the first time since at least the 1870s. The restored stream design will facilitate fish passage for salmon and other aquatic species. The project is nearing final design and construction is anticipated in summer 2019.
Client: City of Salem
Date Completed: Active
Project Manager: Michael Rafferty
Otak Team Contract Amount/Total Project Cost: $147,930
Type: Planning & design, water resources, construction management & inspection