Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

The United States has 3.5 million miles of rivers and streams. Experts indicate that over 44% of these stream miles have been degraded to a point where they can no longer provide flood control, they can’t sustain fish habitat, and they cannot support any type of recreation. A primary contributor to the degradation of the streams is our land use practices; from cattle grazing, to strip mining, and the urbanization of America. Restoration of these degraded streams is a complex endeavor, requiring careful planning for design and engineering of suitable structures that will help the stream repair itself. ACI provides expert hydrologic engineering and stream design to ensure that the project exceeds your expectations. Our construction crew takes the design to the next step and builds the in-stream habitat that will restore channels, stabilize banks, and support exceptional fishing opportunities.

ACI uses a similar approach to the construction of artificial streams. Utilizing proven techniques for grade control and stream construction, we create riffle, run, and pool habitats that provide the look and feel of a natural stream. Most of our artificial streams are built to provide stream fishing opportunities, and all are built to provide our clients with the sight and sound of moving water to their landscape.