Unnamed Tributary to Panthers Creek Stream Restoration
Lowndes County, Alabama
Size: 3 acres
Status: Completed 2010
GMC designed and constructed a stream restoration and mitigation project in Lowndes County. The restoration site included over 2,324 linear feet of impaired stream that was channelized, entrenched, and disconnected from the floodplain. In addition to stream channel restoration, a 200 foot wide riparian buffer will be planted with native bottomland hardwood species. The project consisted of Priority 2 natural channel design restoration techniques. Over 2,000 linear feet of sinuous channel was constructed and over 3 acres of floodplain was cleared and graded. The new channel was constructed to have the correct width to depth ratio and bankfull height to allow the stream to reconnect to the surrounding floodplain. The new connectivity allows the stream to deposit nutrient and sediment loads on the adjacent floodplain, while dissipating flood flow energy to reduce down cutting and erosion.
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