Nelson Consulting Inc.

Percha Dam Project

The New Mexico State Parks Division wished to increase the amount of wetland habitat for migrating and wintering birds and waterfowl at this popular birding site. NCI conducted a site analysis at the park to locate the most suitable area for wetland creation. The groundwater level fluctuated widely throughout the year at the site due to irrigation control. We developed a grading plan and associated wetland planting plan that enhanced an existing river meander channel. We were able to provide open water surrounded by native vegetation communitites to create maximum habitat diversity to attract a variety of bird species.

Restoration Site

Excavation to Groundwater

Final Grading

Revegetation and Completed Restoration



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