Design FAQ

Why is the restoration needed?

  1. The stream channel is eroding and causing sediment to be washed into the Gunpowder River
  2. Bank erosion has been causing tree deaths, debris jams, and channel blockages. 
  3. The stormdrain outfalls are failing.

What will the constructed features be?

  • Step-Pool Structure: reduces erosion where water is moving quickly downhill by constructing a series of small pools.
  • Riffle Stabilization: diversifies flow patterns, maintains a concentrated baseflow, and provides habitat in areas with low slopes by arranging different size rocks and wood in the stream.
  • Plunge Pool: stabilizes the stream bed near the outfall pipe by slowing the water with a pool.