Bank Protection Working Group (BPWG)


In 2015, Lower American River Task Force (LARTF) members called for the re-formation of its Bank Protection Working Group (BPWG) to help advise, plan, design, and implement bank protection features along the lower American River. A primary goal of the BPWG is to support federal, state, and local efforts to provide the highest level of flood protection for the surrounding community and the conservation of irreplaceable natural resources along the American River Parkway.  Read More

  • 2017
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  • 2015
  • Library of Resource Documents

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (8:30 AM to 1:00 PM)
- An email with more details about the tour will be sent soon.

June 20, 2017 - Agenda
- Update on Revetment Database within Focus Reach - Brian Wardman, NHC - Presentation
- Update on Site Characterization - Brian Wardman/Ed Wallace, NHC - Presentation

APRIL 18, 2017 - Agenda
- Overview of Water Operations for Flood Control along the LAR and Update on the Folsom Dam Water Control Manual - Greg Kukas, USACE - Handout
- Update on Hydrologic Analysis as it relates to Erosion Risk - Brian Wardman/Ed Wallace, NHC - Presentation
- Summary of March 16 Post-High Flow Float Trip - Brian/Ed, NHC - Presentation
- Update on Revetment Database - Brian, NHC - Handout

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 - Agenda & Summary
- Understanding Numerical Models - Brian Wardman, nhc - Presentation
- Progress & Schedule - Brian Wardman, nhc - Presentation
- Data Collection for 2 Dimensional Hydraulic Model - Dan Tibbitts, SAFCA & Chris Bowles, CBEC - Presentation

NOVEMBER 15, 2016 - Agenda & Summary
- Proposed Erosion Sites of Concern – Brian Wardman, nhc - Presentation
- Proposed Methods to Investigate Erosion Sites of Concern – Brian Wardman, nhc - Presentation

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 - Agenda & Summary
- Update to the LAR Geomorpological Assessment – Ed Wallace, nhcPresentation & Revised Draft Report
- Continued Discussion of Initial Erosion Sites of Concern – Brian Wardman, nhcPresentation

JULY 19, 2016 - Agenda & Summary
- LAR Geomorpological Assessment – Ken Rood, nhc – Presentation & Draft Report
- Continued Discussion of Initial Erosion Sites of Concern – Ken Rood, nhc Presentation

MAY 17, 2016 - Agenda & Summary
- Application of DWR’s Levee Erosion Screening Process – Ken Rood, nhcPresentation & Draft Report
- Validation Modeling – Replicating Actual Events – Ken Rood, nhc – Presentation
- Data Collection of Habitat Mitigation Features at Bank Repair Sites 1999-2011 –
     Sam Diaz, cbecPresentation

MARCH 15, 2016 - Agenda & Summary
- Survey Results of Habitat Mitigation Features at Bank Repair Sites and Lessons Learned –
     Steve Chainey, AECOM/GEIPresentation
- HEC 6 Hydraulic Analysis Tool (scour and deposition) Todd Rivas, USACE

JANUARY 19, 2016 - Agenda & Summary
- LAR 2015 Annual Erosion Inspection Brian Janowiak, MBK – Presentation
- LAR Initial Bank Erosion Sites of Concern – Ken Rood, nhcPresentation

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 - Agenda & Summary
- Preview of Completed Bank Protection Restoration Features – Steve Chainey, AECOM Presentation
- State Urban Levee Erosion Screening Process – Don Jones, AECOM Presentation

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 - Agenda & Minutes
- Background and Data Sources – Ken Rood, nhc – Presentation

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 - LARTF Meeting
- Proposed BPWG including the approach, objectives, methodologies, timeline, and participation –
     Gregg Ellis, ICF International


Lower American River Sites
•   RM 6.1L   •   RM 7.0L   •   RM 7.5R   •   RM 8.8R   •   RM 10.5L  

A Gravel Budget for the Lower American River.
Spring 2007. David Fairman. (Thesis)

American and Sacramento River, California Project - Geomorphic, Sediment Engineering, and Channel Stability Analysis.
December 1997. Ayres. (Report)

CA DWR Guidance Document - Section 7: Erosion Evaluation
April 2015. (Report)

Channel Stability Analysis of the Lower American River, Folsom Dam to the Confluence.
January 2010. Ayres. Report & Appendices: A, B, C, D, and E)

Improving Habitats along Delta Levees: A Review of Past Projects and Recommended Next Steps
January 2016. Delta Stewardship Council (Report)

Instream Woody Material Installation and Monitoring Guidance Manual
July 2010. ICF International and northwest hydraulic consultants, Inc. (Report)

LARTF BPWG Lower American River Geomorphology Assessment - Draft Report (NEWLY ADDED - 7/15/2016)
June 2016. northwest hydraulic consultants, Inc. (June 2016 Draft Report & August 2016 Revised Draft Report)

Lower American River, Erosion Susceptibility Analysis for Infrequent Flood Events.
July 2004. Ayres. (Report & Appendix)

Lower American River Stratigraphic and Geomorphic Mapping Report - ARCF
September 2012. Fugro Consultants, Inc. (Report)

Revised Three-Dimensional Stratigraphic Model Report - ARCF
September 2012. URS-GEI, A Joint Venture. (Report)

Sacramento River Sediment Study, Phase II: Folsom Dam Modification, Water Control Manual Update - LAR HEC-6T Model
September 2015. northwest hydraulic consultants, Inc. (Report)

Sacramento River Sediment Study, Phase II: Sediment Transport Modeling and Channel Shift Analysis
December 2012. northwest hydraulic consultants, Inc. and Mobile Boundary Hydralics. (Report)

Two-Dimensional Modeling and Analysis of Spawing Bed Mobilization - Lower American River
October 2001. Ayres. (Report)

Update of Lower American River Bank Migration Analysis
May 2012. northwest hydraulic consultants, Inc. (Draft Memo Report)