Salmon River Restoration Project at the Trestle Pool
Has anyone been to the Trestle Pool this Fall to see what's been completed here?
This past summer, the DEC and USFWS started a habitat improvement project with funding from NOAA at the Trestle Pool Site on the Salmon River.
This effort is designed to remove a "pinch point" in the river created by the existing railroad bridge abutments. Under high flow conditions, the river is slowed here, causing an accumulation of sediment in the river channel.
By removing these structures and constructing a floodplain on the south side of the river, the sediment will be properly transported by allowing high-flow events to spill out into the floodplain.
Additional project features are planned for next year.