Projects

Salida, CO, 1999-present

Chief planner, designer, and engineer of a plan funded by the Arkansas River Trust and City of Salida. The design included natural-appearing whitewater improvements to restore the river and provide economic and recreational benefits to the downtown area. A key aspect of the project was the whitewater course at the site of the longest-running whitewater kayak race in North America, FIBArk. The project hosted the 2009 US Freestyle kayaking nationals. The overwhelming success of the Salida Whitewater Park has led the City of Salida to select REP to design and construct innovative river features, strategic bank restoration, access improvements, trails and now a significant trail system expansion

Golden, CO, 1996-present

Chief planner, designer, and engineer for this groundbreaking river park. Located in downtown Golden on Clear Creek, it included state-of-the-art whitewater improvements, stream bank restoration and access, and overall site improvements. The first phase of this project was completed and dedicated in Spring 1998. A second phase was completed in 2004 and additional features were added through the spring of 2010. The Golden Whitewater Park has been so successful the City of Golden selected REP to design and construct an expansion to the park. REP has been pioneering wave design for the next generation of river users. The park expansion features REP’s advanced wave design, strategic bank restoration and access improvements.

Montrose, CO, 2010-2015

This project (dedicated May 2015) has already become an incredible success for Montrose and the surrounding area. It has transformed a neglected stretch of the Uncompahgre River to include six state-of-the-art whitewater features, instream fishing improvements as well as riverside trails, bank access and improvements. Montrose has already held its first annual whitewater festival in August 2015 and it was a resounding success. This was the first of its kind inset plate design that provides adjacent fish passage. This unique design created waves for stand up board surfing and kayaking and other instream recreational uses

Reno, NV. 1999-2004.

Chief planner, designer, and engineer of a plan funded by the Nevada Commission on Tourism to restore and integrate the Truckee River into the urban fabric of downtown Reno. Key aspects of this project at Wingfield Park include a whitewater slalom course and riverside trails, plazas, and esplanades which mesh with in-stream improvements and adjacent commercial activity.

Buena Vista, CO, 2005-2010, 2012-2015

Provided design and construction services for this whitewater park that was constructed along a new residential development. Additional phases have included new river features that are pioneering the way waves are designed and are tailored to stand up board surfers. REP completed the modification of an existing active diversion dam for boating bypass along this heavily commercially rafted stretch of the Arkansas River including state-of-the-art upstream fishway.

Brennan's Wave Project

Missoula, MO, 2002-2006, 2012-present

Completed the design, permitting and construction for whitewater improvements on the Clark Fork River. Construction was completed in spring 2006. US National Freestyle Team selection event was held at this site in July of 2010. In addition due to the success of this project REP is working on the design of MAX wave, a state-of-the-art whitewater feature on the Clark Fork River.

Kelly's Whitewater Park

Cascade, ID, 2006-2010

Planner and Engineer for the first in-stream whitewater park in the state of Idaho on the North Fork of the Payette River. Drops, pools and a learning channel are complimented by a $1million visitor's center. Completed at the site of a abandoned sawmill.

Boulder, CO, 1990-2010, 2013-2014

Obtained a grant from the City of Boulder Parks Department to construct a whitewater kayak course on Boulder Creek. The project included reconstruction of a 1/4 mile section of the Creek to create a series of small drops and pools that allows boating at very low flows. The project also included construction of 25 semi-permanent slalom gates. The overall project is a $3 million greenway and urban trail system. After the historic floods of 2013 that struck Boulder REP was there conducting instream and streamside repairs and reconstruction to return Boulder Creek to the recreational amenity cherished by residents and visitors alike.

San Marcos Whitewater Park and Trail System

San Marcos, TX, 2006-present

Completed design and construction services for safety, fish passage, recreational whitewater improvements, strategic bank access and restoration to the Rio Vista Dam on the San Marcos River. Following this successful river improvements project REP has been retained by both The City of San Marcos and Texas State University or the river trail planning and design for the San Marcos River Trail system.

Riverscape RiverRun

Dayton, OH. 2010-2017.

REP was the lead planner, designer and engineer of record on this dam removal project in downtown Dayton, Ohio. The project replaced a dangerous low head dam with navigation channels and whitewater features in the Great Miami River.  This $4million project involved coordination with multiple agencies in a heavily urban setting.

Springfield, OH. 2004-2011.

Lead engineer and planner for safety, navigability and recreational whitewater improvements to Buck Creek. The first two of four dam modifications were completed in May of 2010. The remainder of the sites were completed in 2011.

Bow River Weir Modifications

Calgary, Canada, 2001-2011, 2013-present

Completed a conceptual plan, physical modeling and design for the fish passage and safety/whitewater improvements components of modifications to this diversion dam on the Bow River. This is the largest in-stream whitewater park in North America. After a devastating flood of 2013 REP has been retained to provide design services for revising existing drops and the design of a major new side navigation channel including numerous new drops, river features and bank improvements.

Lyons River Park and Greenway Improvements

Lyons, CO, 1989-2013

REP has been retained over the many years completing comprehensive lists of river trails, bridges, whitewater and fishing improvements as well as riverside parks access and restoration. Obtained a major grant to restore a segment of the South St. Vrain River, including stream habitat improvements, a pedestrian trail, bridge, and pocket parks.  The Lyons Outdoor Games is hosted within these parks and the area is now enjoyed by hundreds of people each year. Key projects include the whitewater parks at Meadow Park, Bohn Park, Black Bear Hole, A-Hole, October Hole. After the devastating floods of 2013 Lyons selected REP to conduct hydraulic modeling of the floodway to aid the city in assessing flood impacts and obtaining restoration funding.

Yampa River Whitewater Improvements Project

Steamboat Springs, CO, present

Completed conceptual planning, design and construction of whitewater improvements on the Yampa River. Includes dynamic whitewater features and continuous bike trail. REP has been retained to complete design and permitting for instream and streamside improvements at A-Hole and Toots Hole along the wildly popular trail system and river corridor.

Arkansas Fish Passage and Whitewater Safety Improvements

Pueblo, CO. 2001-2005.

Chief planner and designer this $1.2million whitewater park. The project included the modification of a 12-foot diversion dam into a passable whitewater rapid. The resulting rapid provides whitewater that is passable to fish and is a safety improvement for human boat traffic while maintaining head for the existing diversion. Chief Engineer Gary Lacy also worked with the City in an effort to establish a water right for this facility.

US National Whitewater Center

Charlotte, NC. 2003-2006.

REP was the engineer for this pumped, artificial, whitewater park which is home to the US National Canoe & Kayak Team. This $37million facility is the first of its kind in the US and involves pumping 1200cfs continuously through three channels.

Phantom Canyon Diversion Modification

Florence, CO, 2014-present

REP has been retained for design and engineering services to modify an active existing diversion for navigation and safety enhancements as well as whitewater recreation and streamside bank and access improvements.

Cedar River Recreation and Habitat Improvements

Charles City, Iowa, 2009-2012

Completed Conceptual, Preliminary, and Final Design for a dam removal project. REP acted as the chief planner and designer for this $685,000 project. The project includes the modification of a 6-foot low head dam originally created for aesthetic purposes. The project is slated to be the first whitewater park in Iowa and has paved the way with DNR Iowa Great Places funding. REP worked collaboratively with the Iowa DNR fisheries and floodplain divisions during the permitting process. The five structures included in the design have cutting edge fish passage technology designed by REP and approved by the Iowa DNR. Construction is underway presently

Longmont Whitewater Park

Longmont, CO, 2003-present

Chief planner, designer, and engineer for this river park. REP has worked with the City’s Master Planning committee to integrate a whitewater park design with the City’s greenways system. Work included preliminary design, cost and quantity estimates and work with the CWCB to establish a water right for this community park. After the floods of September 2013 REP was selected to administer its innovative design techniques to the Dickens River Park project.

Green River Diversion Dam Modifications

Green River, UT. 2014-present.

The Green River Diversion (Tusher Dam) was the last in-stream barrier to both paddlers and fish on the 400 mile stretch of the Green River downstream of the Flaming Gorge Dam. REP designed the boating bypass and fish passage improvements as part of a major reconstruction of the failing 750ft “arc-shaped crest” weir length dam, improving public safety and providing passage for endangered fish species while maintaining water diversion for hydroelectric and irrigation. This innovative project demonstrates that a properly designed dam modification can provide benefits to commonly competing interests, including recreation, public safety, fish passage, irrigation, and power generation.

Huron River Canoe Bypass

Ann Arbor, MI, 2008-2011

Conceptual design, planning, and final design for a safety improvement to the Argo Dam in Ann Arbor.

Gunnison River Whitewater Park

Gunnison, CO. 1999-2011

Chief planner, designer, and engineer for this $200,000 river park. The project included state-of-the-art whitewater improvements, stream bank restoration and access, and overall site improvements. The first phase of this project was completed in the Fall of 2002. The most recent phase was completed in 2011.

Gore Creek Whitewater Park

Vail, CO. 1999-2002.

Chief planner, designer, and engineer for this $200,000river park. The project, which is located in the pedestrian village in downtown Vail, included creative park andbank improvements and featured natural boulder drop structures.

Siloam Springs Whitewater Park

Siloam Springs, AR, 2009-2014

Completed conceptual and preliminary design plan for in-stream whitewater park on the Illinois River at Fisher Ford. Final design, permitting, cost estimating and construction services for the first whitewater park in Arkansas. Extensive bank and access improvements, two river features, trails, parking, restrooms and a climbing wall. This park has been a huge success and discussion is underway for future similar river improvements in the area

Durango Whitewater Park

Durango, CO. 2005.

Completed conceptual design and planning for improvements to the former Smelter Boating Park on the Animas River. Includes RICD application and final design.

Lawson Whitewater Improvements

Lawson, CO. 2005-2010.

Completed the design, permitting and construction for whitewater improvements on Clear Creek in Lawson, Colorado, 30 miles west of Denver

North Platte River Whitewater Improvements Project

Casper, WY. 2002-2005.

Completed bank stabilization, river restoration and whitewater improvements on the North Platte River at the abandoned Casper Refinery for this $1.5 million project. Funding for this major oil-cleanup effort was provided by BP/Amoco. The project included a dam removal and cooperation between several agencies.

Bear River Whitewater Improvements Project

Evanston, WY. 2001-2006.

Chief planner, designer, and engineer for this $500,000 river park. The project included state-of-the-art whitewater improvements, stream bank restoration and access, and overall site improvements.

Blue River Whitewater Park

Breckenridge, CO. 2000-2002.

Chief planner, designer and engineer on this $300,000 river park. This project was unique in that, though the channel existed prior to the project, there was no river there. The Blue River was restored to its natural channel, and more than 16 structures were included for both slalom and freestyle. This park is tied in with an existing pond and wrapped around the City's recreational center in a project that combines the stunning architecture of Breckenridge with the natural beauty of a restored river park.

Nolan Creek Whitewater and Safety Improvements

Belton, TX, 2010-2015

Chief planner and designer of this $500,000 access and restoration project. The project included complete stream channel reconstruction, navigational enhancements, amphitheater, downtown plaza area, handicap accessibility as well as dangerous bridge removal and restoration. This project has been a catalyst for downtown redevelopment including the renovation of a historic cotton gin into a riverside restaurant.

Saccarappa Falls River Improvements

Westbrook, ME, 2011-present

REP has been retained to complete design services for navigation, recreation and fish passage improvements as part of a major dam removal project on the Presumpscot River.

Colorado River Whitewater Improvements, Las Colonias Park

Grand Junction, CO, 2014-present

Completed a conceptual plan and cost estimate identifying opportunities for recreational whitewater features in the Colorado River to compliment the riverside park redevelopment. The final design is a current project. 

Port Jervis Whitewater Park

Port Jervis, NY, 2012-2015

Completed design and permitting for the proposed whitewater improvements on the Delaware River.

Trinity River Dam Modification Project

Ft. Worth, TX, 2002-2012

Completed design and construction of numerous dam modifications and navigability improvements to existing low head dams on Trinity River creating a continuous paddle trail.

Colorado River and Roaring Fork River Trail System and River Improvements

Glenwood Springs, CO, 1991-2014

Over numerous years REP has been retained to complete whitewater park conceptual plans, river trail systems, and masterplans in Glenwood Springs. In 2011 REP was selected out of a highly qualified group of firms including the whitewater feature designer to upgrade and modify the Colorado River Whitewater Activity Area. Then in 2014 REP was once again selected to design creative and attractive river access improvements including boat launch redesign in Two Rivers Park and Veltus Park as well as for the new hot springs development near Two Rivers Park.

Turkey River Improvements

Coralville, Iowa City, Iowa, 2010

REP has been retained by the City to complete feasibility level work on the removal/modification of an existing low head dam within the city limits. The project may include a riverside greenway, infrastructure and residential development, and general urban renewal.

Blackfoot River Diversion Boater Bypass

Hamilton, Montana, 2009-2010

Whitewater bypass design andconstruction phase services at the site of an active irrigation diversion.

Bear River Improvements

Petoskey, Michigan, 2009-2013

Lead in-stream design engineer on recreational, habitat and safety improvements on a one mile reach of the Bear River

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Diversion Improvements

Arkansas River Valley, CO, 2008-present

Chief Engineer on this, Colorado Water Conservation Board, funded plan to improve navigation and safety through four existing irrigation diversion structures. The Upper Arkansas River is the most rafted river in the US.

Hamilton Dam Improvements

Flint, MI, 2008-present

Conceptual design and planning for safety, environmental and recreational improvements at the Hamilton Dam on the Flint River.

Little Salmon River Whitewater Improvements

Riggins, ID, 2008-2010

Conceptual planning through preliminary design and permitting for in-stream improvements to the Little Salmon River in Riggins.

Mad River Whitewater Park

Dayton, OH, 2007-present

Lead Engineer for conceptual design, engineeringand permitting on this whitewater park project. Includes whitewater, trail, access and habitat improvements in Eastwood MetroPark.Add Description here

Deschutes River Improvements

Bend, OR. 2006-2010

Planner/Engineer for a feasibility study that analyzed a series of low head dams on the Deschutes River. Conceptual and preliminary design were completed for the Colorado Street Dam. This project is a comprehensive project including the removal of an extremely dangerous instream river hazard. Project components included a pedestrian bridge replacement, multiple river channels for recreation/navigation, whitewater features and fish passage.

Kent RiverEdge Park

Kent, OH, 2007-2008

Planner/Designer for access and whitewater improvements on the Cuyahoga River near the historic Kent Dam.

Saskatoon Whitewater Improvements Project

Saskatoon, Canada. 2006.

Completed a conceptual plan for a dam modification and safety improvements on the South Saskatoon River.

Oklahoma City Whitewater Improvements

Oklahoma City, OK. 2006.

Completed a conceptual plan for a dam modification and safety/whitewater improvements as well as a pumped whitewater park.

Salmon River Whitewater Park

Salmon, ID. 2005-present.

Completed a conceptual plan for a Whitewater Park on the Salmon River. Preliminary design and permitting underway in the Fall of 2010.

Rock Park Whitewater Park

Sparks, NV. 2005-2008.

Hydraulic design and construction administration for this whitewater park on the Truckee River downstream of Reno, Nevada

Fulton Diversion on the Chewucks River

Winthrop, WA. 2005-2006.

Completed conceptual planning for whitewater improvements

Whitewater Park on the Yakima and Naches Rivers

Yakima, WA. 2005.

Completed conceptual planning for whitewater improvements.

Frisco Whitewater Park

Frisco, CO. 2005-2006.

Completed design for whitewater improvements in Ten Mile Creek.

Brisbane Whitewater Park

Brisbane, Australia. 2005.

Completed a conceptual plan for 3 whitewater sites on the Brisbane River.

Barren River Whitewater Park

Bowling Green, TN. 2005-2006.

Worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers to complete a conceptual plan for whitewater improvements on the Barren River.

Carson River Recreation Plan

Carson City, NV. 2005-2006

Completed a Master Plan for modifications to 3 dams on the Carson River.

Ouachita River Whitewater Improvements

Malvern, AR. 2005-2006.

Completed a conceptual planand design for whitewater improvements on the Ouachita River.

Spokane Whitewater Park

Spokane, WA. 2005.

Completed a conceptual plan and preliminary design for whitewater improvements on the Spokane River.

Rutherfork Creek Whitewater Safety Evaluation Project

Rutherford, British Columbia. 2005-2006.

Provided safety modification recommendations for an existing Whitewater Park.

Blue River Whitewater Park

Silverthorne, CO. 2005.

Completed a conceptual plan and RICD application for the Blue River Whitewater Park.

Bow Bridge Drop Structure

Hadley, NY. 2005.

Completed a conceptual plan for a Whitewater Park on the Sacandaga River.

Nantahala Whitewater Enhancements

Bryson City, NC. 2005.