Stream Services assists local governments in managing publicly owned reaches of regional streams including reaches determined to be eligible through the Maintenance Eligibility Program.
The Stream Management Work Plan is a guidance document for the annual work performed within the stream network per the request of local governments. The Work Plan is broken down by County and type of work. Download individual local Governments, or counties of the Maintenance Work program, or the complete Maintenance Work Program.
Routine maintenance consists of limited mowing of native vegetation, trash and debris cleanup, trash rack cleaning, control of weeds and noxious vegetation, tree thinning, sediment removal, revegetation, and other minor drainageway maintenance activities. Private contractors are hired each year to perform the routine maintenance activities on a unit price basis.
Restoration work involves site specific construction activities intended to rebuild and reestablish existing drainage facilities which have been neglected or damaged such that structural problems have developed. Examples include reconstructing or replacing grade control structures, box culverts, retaining walls; establishing or repair of maintenance access; local channel grading, stabilization, and revegetation. Private contractors are hired to provide these services through a public selection process.