Olsson Associates (OA) contracted the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute (OEWRI) at Missouri State University to complete a geomorphic study of the main stem of South Creek in Springfield, Missouri. The study involves the collection and interpretation of channel topography (channel profile and section surveys) and boundary conditions (bed and bank substrate) to support the planning and design phases for a channel improvement and restoration project along South Creek between Campbell Avenue and Kansas Expressway. This report will describe the data collected and interpret the data in the form of recommendations regarding the geomorphological context of the stream.
The purpose of the geomorphic study is to evaluate existing channel upstream of Campbell Avenue to identify channel properties that can be implemented into a channel design that provides long-term stability of the channel between Kansas Expressway and Campbell Avenue.
Pavlowsky, Robert T. and Owen, Marc R., "Geomorphic Assessment of South Creek between National and Campbell Avenue, Springfield, Missouri" (2014). OEWRI Technical Reports. 23.