stream restoration projects

 

Fox Run Phase II

The bank was extremely eroded and being undercut by the current of the stream. The bank was regraded and vegetation was planted in order to stabilize the bank. This project resulted in a stream bank that looks completely different and much more natural.

 
 
Fox Run  before

Fox Run before

Fox Run  after

Fox Run after

 

 

Patton flood control restoration project

The goals of the project were to improve sediment transport through the flood control area  while improving fish habitat and reducing sediment loading from eroded streambanks into Chest Creek.The project recreated a low flow meandering channel within the flood  control area utilizing fish habitat devices.

 
 
Patton  before

Patton before

Boulders placed in Patton  after  the restoration

Boulders placed in Patton after the restoration

Patton  after

Patton after

 

 

Nanty Glo flood control restoration project

The goals of the project were to improve sediment transport through the flood control area  while improving fish habitat and reducing sediment loading from eroded streambanks into the South Branch Blacklick Creek.The Project recreated a low flow meandering channel within 4000 feet of the flood  control area utilizing fish habitat devices.

Severe levee erosion in Nanty Glo  Before

Severe levee erosion in Nanty Glo Before

 
Nanty Glo  After

Nanty Glo After

Nanty Glo  After

Nanty Glo After

 

 

Northern Cambria Flood Control restoration project

The goals of the project were to improve sediment transport through the flood control area  while improving fish habitat and reducing sediment loading from eroded streambanks into the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.The Project recreated a low flow meandering channel within flood control area utilizing fish habitat devices.

Northern Cambria Flood Control with devices installed

Northern Cambria Flood Control with devices installed

Northern Cambrai Flood Control with devices installed

Northern Cambrai Flood Control with devices installed

Northern Cambrai Flood Control with devices installed

Northern Cambrai Flood Control with devices installed

 

 

Cush Cushion Stream Restoration

The District was granted Growing Greener Funds to complete “The Cherry Tree Flood Control Restoration Project” in 2015.  This project recreated a low flow meandering channel within the man made flood control project on the West Branch Susquehanna River and Cush Cushion Creek.  In October 2015 work was completed on the 1200 linear feet of the Cush Cushion Creek portion. 

By recreating the low flow channel, the environmental benefits will be include improvements to sediment transport, streambank stabilization, aquatic &  fish habitat, and flood protection. The low flow channel will be constructed with the use of  PA Fish & Boat Commission designed habitat devices, such as modified mudsills, log deflectors, log cross vanes and random boulders.

Modified mud sill

Modified mud sill

Log cross vane

Log cross vane

Mud sill

Mud sill

 

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