Rody Creek Channel Stabilization Between 80th and 72nd Streets East

About the Project

This project reduced the transport of dirt and earth materials along the channel to stabilize the base of the ravine slopes along approximately 2,580 feet of Rody Creek channel between 80th and 72nd Streets East.

Downcutting GraphicThe 1.6-mile creek feeds into Clarks Creek, which eventually joins the Puyallup River. Over the years, the channel bed has deepened by about 5 to 8 feet due to downcutting of the channel bed.

This project helped stabilize the channel bed from further downcutting and stabilize areas at the base of the ravine slopes. 

This project also helped address Pierce County’s goal to improve water quality in the Clarks Creek stream system, as required by the Clarks Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) set by the Department of Ecology. 

Crews installed channel spanning log structures, timber frames and small branches and planting native vegetation. These features help reduce the movement of sediment further downstream.


Randy Brake
Project Manager
(253) 798-4651
[email protected]

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Funding Sources

  • Pierce County Surface Water Management Utility Fund
  • Washington State Department of Ecology

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Project Location

The project was located in the Rody Creek ravine channel area between 80th Street East and 72nd Street East. 

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Project Site Area - Rody Creek

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