The southside loop and levee trails were completed, and work continued on the terrace trails. All areas of the site to be seeded this construction season were completed. The bank adjacent to the old boat launch was graded back to a stable slope. Access roads to completed areas were decommissioned. ELJ construction continues, working from the top of the site to the bottom, as availability of root wad trees allows. Cable lashings were installed on the helicopter placed ELJs. The construction of the west bridge abutment at the campground continued, with concrete being placed within the void space of the rock pedestal, and the reinforced footing.
At river mile 2.5, a guard rail was installed adjacent to the road and the access ramp to the creek was removed. At river mile 0.3, bulk bags were removed from the Lehigh site and staged on the opposite side of the creek. Helicopter placed ELJs were completed in Sullivan Creek upstream of Mill Pond. The Mill Pond floodplain continued to be graded, and topsoil and woody debris spread throughout the site. Crews continued to plant the floodplain, and upland and riparian areas. Logs were staged at ELJ locations for future installation. Work continued at the southside trail, nearing completion. Concrete debris from the demolished dam were collected and stockpiled for future removal from the site.
Work was completed placing rootwad logs in the overflow channel at RM 3.0. Trail work continues on the south side trail with a road having been constructed to access the western portion of the trail. Work continued on the lowland trail, grading and placing crushed rock over geotextile fabric. Logs continued to be placed throughout the site in high density planting areas. Remaining ELJs continue to be constructed. Materials for helicopter placed ELJs were staged at a designated landing area. Limited duration releases from Sullivan Lake continued intermittently thought the week. All completed areas were harrow raked (where appropriate) and seeded. Live stakes continued to be delivered and planted at the southern portions of the site. The upper reach continued to be graded with material placed as fill on the campground erosion structures. The campground bridge abutment was excavated and boulders began to be placed. Starter channels were excavated at the Metaline Falls sewer lagoons to motivate impounded sediments.
The rock revetment and ELJ at RM 2.5 were substantially completed. Work began placing rootwad logs in the overflow channel at RM 3.0. Trail work continues on the south side trail with an road having been constructed to access the western portion of the trail, and punch list work having been completed on the western portion. The lowland trail was graded and compacted, and work began placing crushed rock over geotextile fabric. Bulk bags were placed to protect bridge abutment excavations. Logs were placed throughout the site in high density planting areas. Remaining ELJs continue to be constructed. Grading and the placement of topsoil continued throughout the site, and haul roads were obliterated in select portions of the site. All rock collars and racking bundles were completed for helicopter placement early next week. Limited duration releases from Sullivan Lake began late Thursday morning.
Work continued constructing ELJs throughout the reach. The bank at the campground was graded and topsoil spread there and throughout the site. Work began on the trails in the upland terraces. Racking bundles, rock collars and root wad trees were prepped for helicopter placements. Grading continued at the upper floodplain, and bridge abutments were excavated. High density planting areas were laid out. Rootwads, logs, and armor stone were delivered throughout the week.