Reecer Creek Restoration and Flood Hazard Reduction

Aspect provided 90% design for a stream restoration and flood hazard reduction project along Reecer Creek in Ellensburg. The project’s goal is to provide significant fisheries benefits while greatly reducing chronic flooding of well over 100 homes and businesses. The project involved analyzing, designing and permitting the removal of fill; regrading and replanting of the floodplain; realigning the Currier Creek to Reecer Creek confluence; stabilizing headcuts; adding new overflow swales; adding LWD and riparian plantings; new culverts; providing flood overflow routes from Anderson Lake; piping a local irrigation ditch; and a new bridge crossing.