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Large Wood Nourishment Pilot Project at Libby Dam for Improved Kootenai River Functionality

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This project will create a permanent large wood nourishment management program at Libby Dam, and provide a template for initiating similar programs in other locations or by other USACE Districts and agencies. The project will demonstrate that natural, process-based approaches can result in more cost-effective solutions compared to more traditional hard engineering approaches.

Collecting logs at operation and maintenance burn piles. ID tags will be used to track wood in the river as part of the monitoring phase of the project.


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Senior Hydraulic Engineer, USACE Seattle District

Research Environmental Engineer, Environmental Laboratory, ERDC


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