Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. - Civil Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture - Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia

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Beaver Creek Stream Restoration - Phase II

Client Type: Environmental
Service Performed: Environmental,Surveying

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This stream restoration project was funded by The Chesapeake Bay Trust, Fish America Foundation, NRCS, The Beaver Creek Watershed Association and Trout Unlimited. The Beaver Creek Watershed Association hired FSA and ESI to perform design calculations and prepare plans to stabilize and restore about 800 linear feet of stream channel within Beaver Creek. Prior to construction, the stream was considered overly wide and had degrading banks on either side of the channel.

Specifying rock and log structures according to Rosgen Natural Channel Design, the design team identified a bankfull flow and designed a restored channel. The design included grade stabilizing structures as well as fish habitat structures. The grade stabilizing structures include large rocks and logs as well as promote the existence of deep pools in accordance with appropriate geomorphological calculations.

The project was approved and constructed in the summer of 2010. The banks were stabilized and planted by local volunteers headed by members of the Beaver Creek Watershed Association.