USFS Museum Fire Sediment Reduction Project

What's New...

June 3, 2022:  

  • For the western tributary, this week's work on the USFS Museum Fire Sediment Reduction included installation of rock sills and rundown structure on the alluvial fans.
  • Seeding and mulching along the western tributary is scheduled for next week. 
  • Funded by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the $3.5 million Museum Fire Sediment Reduction Project includes grade stabilization and watershed restoration work to reduce sediment production and transport on USFS land above and below Mt. Elden Estates.

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Museum Fire Sediment Reduction Project includes grade stabilization and watershed restoration work to reduce sediment production and transport on USFS land above and below Mt. Elden Estates. 

Watershed restoration measures like these are necessary to reduce the level of sediment leaving the burn area, as well as erosion occurring downstream, and impacting the Mt. Elden Estates and Lockett Ranches areas and the Paradise, Grandview, and Sunnyside neighborhoods in Flagstaff. Without a reduction in these very high levels of sediment, any expansion of the floodwater conveyances within the city will not be effective at reducing the level of floodwater impacting homes because it will quickly fill up with sediment. 

  • StatusUnder Construction
  • Est. Construction Start: May 2022
  • Est. Completion: November 2022
  • Project Engineer: Natural Channel Design, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: Tiffany Construction Co.
  • Construction Cost: $3.5 Million
  • Funding: U.S. Forest Service