South Skunk

City of Ames
Ames, IA
Completion date
December 2018

The City of Ames contracted with RDG to assess two sections of the Skunk River located north of Carr Park where active erosion was occurring. 

One of the sections is an eroded outer bend where active erosion washed away several trees and is moving the bank toward a trunk sanitary sewer line. The second area is along an existing sheet pile wall which was originally designed to protect the trunk sewer and trail where they run very close to the river. Erosion and undercutting have caused the wall to become unstable over the years.