Big Thompson River Master Plan
WWE is assisting with master planning for nine miles of the Big Thompson River through Loveland and portions of Larimer County downstream of the mouth of Big Thompson Canyon. The project team is evaluating resiliency of the stream corridor to future flooding events as well as to potential changes in climate.
The Big Thompson River Corridor Master Plan project team conducted a 9-mile float trip on the Big Thompson River to document and further understand necessary improvements and resiliency approaches unique to each reach.
The project team consists of lead engineer Dr. Andrew Earles, Shannon Tillack, Julia Traylor and Brik Zivkovich from WWE and other team members from THK Associates, Matrix Design Group and Blue Mountain, LLC.
Using a variety of watercrafts including kayaks, paddle boards and inner tubes, the project team documented their journey through a series of images that can be found in their draft online story map.
WWE would like to thank the City of Loveland, Larimer County and the Big Thompson River community for all of its assistance and ongoing support for work involved with the Big Thompson River Corridor Master Plan. Through the float trip, the project team gained detailed perspectives on the desired channel and floodplain improvements.