One of the three largest tributaries to L. Mendota, Pheasant Branch has been undergoing streambank repairs to protect the lake's water quality. View N from Century Av.
Root wads are the dark masses, partially buried in the riprap. They slow waters, increase wildlife habitat, and help increase the angle of riprap.
Root wads stabilizing bank of Pheasant BranchFor more information on this project contact: Aaron Steber, Ecological Resource Specialist, JFNew , 608-848-1789, asteber@JFNew.com " The above text is quoted from a kiosk in the Conservancy.
Variety of techniques: revegetation, riprap, baskets of rock, & metal retaining walls.