Lefthand Creek Watershed Master Plan

Lynker developed a watershed master plan to serve as a road map for rebuilding roads and bridges in the Left Hand Creek watershed, restoring the stream and protecting against future flood events. The plan included conceptual-level designs to illustrate recommendations for different river styles including headwater, confined valley with bedrock controlled floodplain pockets, limited floodplain, partly confined/wandering, unconfined/continuous floodplain and entrenched/residential. These designs were refined and approved by the Coalition. Throughout the process, the team kept the Coalition and the public informed and engaged through a comprehensive set of Coalition and community meetings and communications. Stakeholders interested in the future of the Watershed have a valuable statement of the status of the creek and a road map for selecting, funding and implementing long-term restoration projects. The plan was adopted by the Board in February 2015.