The Portage Creek Restoration Project was constructed to restore and protect otherwise fully functional waters located immediately downstream of a designated trout stream. The project improved longitudinal connectivity by removing the dam. It helps balance sediment transport and prevent head cuts that could limit small fish migration. Lateral floodplain connectivity was improved by grading the banks and floodplain area to reduce bank height ratios following the dam removal. Restoration of glides, riffles, inner berms, pools and the addition of wood structures such as toe-wood, brush-toe and woody material incorporated in riffles to increase and improve habitat complexity and spawning habitat.
A video of the project 1 year after construction can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=396HMsQtKa8