Greenhorn Creek (1991)
Over 2,800 feet of Greenhorn Creek and 17.6 acres of flood plain were reconstructed using geomorphic techniques, as it runs through two privately owned ranches near Highway 70 in Quincy. Meanders were reconstructed and lined with natural material, and vegetation was planted to stabilize the eroding stream bank. A trail was built along the project site to provide public access. Sponsored by the Plumas County Community Development Commission and funded by landowners and over 15 federal, state, regional, and local agencies totaling $406,000. Monitoring was done by agency staff and Quincy High School students until 1997.
Greenhorn Creek received maintenance work within a 1991 CRM project on Bob and Dorothy Farnworth's land. The objective of the maintenance work was to protect an eroding bank after the project was damaged, and the channel re-routed in the 1997 flood. The project consisted of installation of five boulder vanes to redirect the flow away from the bank, transplanting vegetation, and some minor channel re-shaping. The project was funded by California Forestry Incentive Program (CFIP).
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