The first log v-weirs that I designed and constructed on a creek was in 1997, and the photograph shown, is of what those log v-weirs looked like in 2013. You can see from the photograph that they are not imposing on the landscape and their purpose as a functioning pool habitat filled all of the requirements set forth in an assessment of habitat deficiencies that plagued Canmore Creek, prior to my enhancement work.
Pool habitats can make the difference on any trout stream in our country. You see, we have really cold winters, and the trout need a deeper retreat to go to during the winter months. A low-profile structure with exceptional scouring capabilities is exactly what the log v-weir design does when constructed properly.
My first introduction to the design was a 1989 publication by Sheldon Lowe, titled, Fish Habitat – Typical Structures. The design was a 1934 or there abouts version, so it did need a few modern tweaks to put it into use on my applications. My tweaks did work well and this is why I continued to use the design ever since.