Stream Restoration

Additional Representative Stream Restoration Projects

Sambo Creek Stabilization and Restoration Project
Monroe County, Pennsylvania

F. X. Browne, Inc. used hydraulic modeling and geomorphic assessment techniques to develop a bioengineering design to address 200 linear feet of eroding streambank along Sambo Creek, Monroe County, PA.  The banks of the creek were 8-12 feet high within the project area and severe undercutting was observed at the toe of the bank.  The final design maximized the use of natural materials on the upper banks, while providing a high level of toe protection with placed rock.  Streamflow deflectors were designed to complement the stabilization system and to improve fish habitat. Random boulder placement was used to add habitat complexity to the stream channel.

Mill Creek Stream Restoration
Private Residence
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Creek flowing through a private residence in Haverford, PA.  The stream had sustained severe bed and bank erosion as a result of a recent flood, endangering the driveway and creating a visual eye sore on the property. 

F. X. Browne, Inc. designed the restoration measures that corrected bed and bank instability and enhanced the look and feel of the stream as the property’s central landscape feature.  Our final design included two in-stream structures to provide grade control and to direct flows away from the restored streambank.  The streambank was restored through the use of a native boulder toe revetment and a vegetated geogrid.  Vegetative components of the geogrid were custom designed for the shady project environment.

F. X. Browne, Inc. also provided permitting, bidding, and construction observation services for the project.

Colebrook Creek Stream Restoration Design
Whitford Country Club
Chester County, Pennsylvania

F. X. Browne, Inc. developed a stream and golf course restoration project for the Whitford Country Club.  The project included the redesign of more than 3,000 feet of Colebrook Creek flowing through the golf course.  Currently the stream is badly eroding, laterally migrating, and flooding course areas.  The project design involves reducing bank erosion through the use of bioengineering, natural boulder revetments, and in-stream structures.  F. X. Browne, Inc. also redesigned the irrigation intake systems on the course and designed a replacement bridge that transverses the stream with a long span bridge to enhance sediment and flood transport.  Other aspects of the project design included restoring historical channel geometry and rebuilding floodplain areas within the course.

Bayne Park/Christ the King Restoration Project
Great Swamp Watershed, New Jersey

F. X. Browne, Inc. designined a stream restoration and habitat enhancement along a portion of an unnamed tributary to Great Brook flowing through the Church of Christ the King Property within the Great Swamp Watershed, NJ.  The total length of the treatment area is 251 linear feet of stream channel. Various streambank stabilization systems were be used along the streambank including: a biolog stabilization system, a willow post stabilization system, a boulder toe stabilization system, and stabilization of one existing stormwater outfall with rip-rap.  J-hook rock vanes were also installed and one energy dissipater structure was created.

F. X. Browne, Inc. also designed a riparian buffer zone around a portion of an unnamed tributary to Great Brook and the pond immediately upstream of the stream within the Church of Christ the King Property.  A riparian buffer was created around Bayne Park Pond.  The buffers were created by planting herbaceous plugs, spreading grass and wildflower seed, and installing several shrubs.  The area was be protected from goose and deer disturbance through the installation of fencing, visual deterrents, and physical barriers to movement.

Rokeby Road Streambank Stabilization Project
West Marlborough Township
Chester County, Pennsylvania

F. X. Browne, Inc. designed a streambank stabilization and habitat enhancement project at a site along Rokeby Road in West Marlborough Township.  The project consisted of designing and implementing streambank stabilization and habitat enhancement measures to correct severe streambank erosion along approximately 200 linear feet of Buck Run.  F. X. Browne, Inc. also prepared and submitted the necessary permits for this project and provided construction observation services for the installation of the bank stabilization and habitat enhancement measures.

Peace Pipe Country Club Restoration Project
Morris County, New Jersey

F. X. Browne, Inc. designed stabilization measures for 2,100 linear feet of streambank along the Rockaway Rivers in Denville and Boonton Townships for the Peace Pipe Country Club, Morris County, New Jersey.  The entire site was surveyed and a site assessment was conducted to assess the existing bank conditions and channel topography.  We divided the proposed project area into four restoration areas.  Each restoration area was stabilized and revegetated using a customize restoration technique. Based on the information that we gathered from the survey and the site assessment, develop a base plan of existing topography and streambank stabilization and planting plan for all four restoration areas. F. X. Browne, Inc. produced design drawings and instructions for construction purposes, and assisted with bidding and construction observation.


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