White’s Slough Stream Restoration in Ida Belle Young Park
Size: 1,500 lf
GMC completed the White’s Slough stream restoration and mitigation project in Ida Belle Young Park in Montgomery, Alabama. The restoration site included more than 1,500 linear feet of impaired stream that was channelized, entrenched, disconnected from the floodplain and bordered by invasive species. The team utilized Priority 2 natural channel design restoration techniques and constructed more than 2,000 linear feet of sinuous channel and cleared/graded more than 3 acres of floodplain. The new channel was constructed to the correct width-to-depth ratio and bank-full height to reconnect the stream 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. GMC assembled numerous public and private stakeholders to assist in restoring an additional stream reach on the property using EPA Section 319 funding.
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