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METG ~ East Helena

The following photo essay is a record of the two year project to reconstruct the Prickly Pear Creek floodplain to reduce the contact of groundwater with contaminated soil.

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2016 ~ Work begins

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2016 ~ Work begins

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2016 ~ Work begins

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2016 ~ Work begins

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Wetlands in reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Wetlands in reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Wetlands in reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Slag pile with wetlands on the right

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Wetlands in reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain – former Lower Lake area

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain – north section

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Inlet structure for the reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain – south section

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Inlet structure for the reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Inlet structure for the reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Berm to bypass channel – allows water to enter the bypass channel in high flow events – protects newly planted vegetation

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Oxbow bend in the reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain – north section, shot from slag pile

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain – north section, shot from slag pile

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain – north section, shot from slag pile

METG ~ East Helena

Summer 2017
Reconstructed Prickly Pear Creek floodplain – north section, shot from slag pile

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