Abbe et al 2018 design and placement of engineered log jams

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Abbe Tim, Hrachovec Mike and Winter Steve, Engineered Log Jams: Recent Developments in Their Design and Placement, with examples from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A., Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, 2018. 30-Oct-18 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11031-0.


  • Describes strategies and provides examples for restoration of geomorphology in Salish Sea rivers.
  • Tim Abbe is one of the originators of engineered log jam technologies from early work on the protection of transportation corridors on the outer coast.
  • Some of the techniques are being tested in the South Fork Nooksack Floodplain in projects by the Lummi Nation and others.