Floodplains are often characterized by long, meandering streams, fertile soil, and grasslands usually in lower altitudes or valleys.
Floodplains, as their names suggest, are prone to flooding due to the little change in elevation over a large area. This can distribute nutrients and make for particularly rich ecosystems. These areas are important to salmon for food, rest, and shelter.
SPSSEG projects in floodplains typically re-meander streams or and add complexity to streams that have been modified to accommodate agriculture and development (below), or restore salmon access that has been cut off through fish passage projects.
(More on Floodplain projects coming soon! Check ohopcreek.org for updates on a floodplain reconstruction project going on right now during Summer 2014!)