WEST CREEK CONFLUENCE
We led this challenging design/build stream restoration project to stabilize and rehabilitate 1,000 feet of stream and convert contiguous land areas into stormwater-treatment wetlands and hydraulically connected floodplains. The goal? To mitigate negative water quality impacts to West Creek and the Cuyahoga River.
West Creek is a 14 square-mile highly impervious subwatershed of the Cuyahoga River that delivers drainage through the project site in Independence Ohio.
The goal of the project was to stabilize and rehabilitate approximately 1,000 feet of previously developed and channelized stream and convert the available contiguous land areas into a combination of stormwater-treatment wetlands and hydraulically connected floodplains. Our goal was to mitigate negative water quality impacts to West Creek and the Cuyahoga River.
The design involved a multidisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, geologists, and environmental scientists. We worked with the design team to develop construction drawings, complete modeling, and assist throughout the construction process. We completed mass excavation of surplus soil and hauled the material to a remote off site location. We completed grading to form the wetlands, a new flood plain bench, and backwater channel. The entire site was planted to help revegetate the area with native plants, shrubs, and trees.
Check out our previous article featuring our Revetment and Erosion Control Project at Lion’s Park in Sandusky.