The Waves

Salmon has qualified with professional wave park engineers as an ideal setting for a man-made park.  Improving ramps, safety information, access into the river for swimmers not only offers us great opportunites but also opens the door for us to have a more intimate relationship with the beautiful Salmon River that runs directly through downtown Salmon.

MULTIPLE USE GOALS
  • Develop 1 wave feature that can be used to hold surf competitions during high run-off flows in the Spring that can also be utilized for many months on both sides of those competition flows. 
  • Waves are designed for the passage of all crafts: tubes, drift boats, rafts, paddle boards and boogie boards.
  • Creates safer access points into the river for swimmers.
  • As water levels drop, so do the size of the waves
  • Improve both ramps and other Island Facilities
  • Promote River Safety and Education

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING - S2O Engineers (Lyons, Co)
  •  Made with boulders, anchored below scour depth or into bedrock

  • New designs make the channel safer for all users by creating eddies below waves that create safe swimming zones along Island Park.

  • Stresses are transferred into the bed and banks of the river

  • Potential Ice Impacts.  I​ce is always considered in Engineering Plans.  River velocity will increase slightly through the proposed area for the park which decreases the chance for ice to build. 

AND WE TRY AND HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING IT...

 

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