ST. VRAIN CREEK CHANNEL FLOOD RECOVERY DESIGN-BUILD

Bank stabilization along the St. Vrain Creek in Lyons, CO
Bank stabilization and floodplain bench along the St. Vrain Creek during construction
Bank stabilization and floodplain bench along the St. Vrain Creek 1 year post-construction
Cross section of the proposed design on the St. Vrain Creek
Design-build concept design rendering of the St. Vrain Creek in Lyons, Colorado

In response to the catastrophic damage caused by flooding in 2013, S2o was part of a design-build team that aimed to complete infrastructure improvements to the stream, its banks, and the upland areas on the St. Vrain Creek through the Town of Lyons, Colorado.

The final flood recovery channel sought to return the flood affected areas to a natural, more resilient, and sustainable stream corridor. S2o was commissioned to engineer and restore the St. Vrain Creek to a healthy and a well defined multi-stage river channel, with natural sinuosity, gradient and character.