The Saratoga Sun -

By Mike Dunn 

Learning the lingo of the river


Mike Dunn

Dave Bidelspach, of Stantec, and Brian Rosgen, of Wildlife Hydrology, take bedload samples from the Bridge Street Bridge Monday. Flows were high enough for crews to collect sediment data.

Sinuosity, Bankfull, Thalweg- it may seem like a foreign language.

But on May 14, Project Manager for Trout Unlimited, Jeff Streeter, and aquatic habitat hydrologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD), Christina Barrineau, spent two-and-a-half hours explaining advanced river restoration terms to Platte Valley residents. Their presentation, referred to as River Restoration 101, was intended to help clarify questions the public may have about the Upper North Platte River Restoration Project.

After the meetings in December, when members of Stantec Inc. and Wildlife Hydrology presented an...

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