Chaparral Construction, LLC.
13201 State Hwy 12
La Veta, CO 81055
(719) 742-3222
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Construction and Excavation Services since 1963

Chaparral Construction Services

Chaparral Stream & River Bank Stabilization

Stabilizing and Rehabilitating Streams and River Banks

Unstable river systems with bank erosion and over widening of the channel is an increasingly problematic occurrence, especially in urban areas as building projects encroach upon floodplains and water sources, as well as on ranches and range areas where livestock use streams/rivers as a primary water source, as the heavy hoof traffic breaks down the integrity of the banks.

Chaparral Construction specializes in working in conjunction with experts in natural channel design to stabilize and rehabilitate eroding and degrading stream banks to restore channel integrity, and health and full functionality of streams, using primarily readily available native materials. Our primary operators have taken levels 1, 2, and 3 of Wildland Hydrology’s short courses in natural channel rehabilitation.

Our aim is to optimize channel health and stability, and to achieve a natural- appearing finished project, while incorporating increased favorable fish habitat. In 2012, Chaparral completed a restoration project in USFS’s Happy Meadows campground on the South Platte River, near Lake George, Colorado, which received the “Rise To The Future” National Fish and Aquatic Strategy award from the Forest Service division of the USDA, which is the top annual recognition award that the Forest Service gives to any project around the nation related to aquatic fisheries.

Stream Bank Stabilization

Chaparral beginning construction of Toe Wood for Bank Stabilization and Fish Habitat by Chaparral Construction

Beginning construction of Toe Wood for Bank Stabilization and Fish in Yampa River

Toe Wood in Progress Work by Chaparral Construction

Justin Jameson placing Toe Wood in bank stabilization

Toe Wood in Progress Work by Chaparral Construction

Justin Jameson placing Toe Wood in bank stabilization

Toe Wood with Top Fill for bank stabilization Work by Chaparral Construction

Brian & Justin half completed for bank stabilization

Rehabbed Bend Complete with Toe Wood, Coyer Wrap and Gravel Point Bar Work by Chaparral Construction

Rehabbed Bend Complete with Toe Wood, Coyer Wrap and Gravel Point Bar

Bend in progress with Toe Wood and 'Fish Condo' for Habitat Work by Chaparral Construction

Bend in progress with Toe Wood and "Fish Condo" for Habitat

Stream Bank Stabilization Work by Chaparral Construction

Justin showing off on Fountain Creek, Colorado Springs for Bank Stabilization

Stream Bank Stabilization Work by Chaparral Construction

Completed Stream Bank Stabilization on Fountain Creek, Colorado Springs

Adding Fill Material to Toe Wood Work by Chaparral Construction

Brian Jameson Adding Fill Material to Toe Wood on Poudre River, Colorado

Digging Bend Pool to Proper Depth Work by Chaparral Construction

Brian Digging Pool to Proper Depth

Finished Rehabbed Bend with Toe Wood and Rock J-Hook by Chaparral Construction

Chaparral Finished Rehabbed Poudre River with Toe Wood and Rock J-Hook

Stream Bank Stabilization Work by Chaparral Construction

The Inspector "Fur" the River Project makes a Surprise Appearance.