Stream Restoration

Teedyuskung Creek Stream Corridor Restoration
Hawley, Pike County, Pennsylvania

F. X. Browne, Inc. designed a comprehensive stream corridor restoration plan for Teedyuskung Creek in Hawley, PA.  This effort complements a stormwater retrofit that F. X. Browne, Inc designed to reduce stormwater inputs to the Creek. The project was a result of a broad-based partnership that includes Woodloch Pines (private landowner), the Pike County Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  The final design included structural and vegetative control of eroding banks, the installation of grade control and flow deflection structures and the revegetation of recently harvested riparian areas with native herbaceous and shrub species.

F. X. Browne, Inc. combined Rosgen-based geomorphic and traditional hydraulic analysis to determine the causes of channel degradation. F. X. Browne, Inc. worked closely with Woodloch Properties to address golf course aesthetics and playability concerns through careful selection of native plantings, and designed stormwater retrofits to enhance the retention of small-return interval floods within 16 stormwater basins.  F. X. Browne, Inc. worked closely with regulatory agencies to develop a construction plan that reduced disturbance of golf play, forested wetlands, and stream channel.  F. X. Browne, Inc. trained and supervised volunteers who installed the riparian restoration measures to reduce project costs.  F. X. Browne, Inc. also provided construction observation and post-construction monitoring services for the project 

The final design included bioengineering bank stabilization, riparian planting, grade control structures, and in-stream habitat enhancement structures. The project area had been severely impacted by increased stormwater flows, despite the presence of a vast stormwater network of detention basins on the golf course.  Steep slopes, forested wetlands, a naturally-reproducing trout fishery, and heavy shading created the need for creative and sensitive design solutions.

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