Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

Stream Projects

Image of Clifford Branch Dam Removal and Restoration, Fredrick County, MD: Project Summary and Design Report

Clifford Branch Dam Removal and Restoration, Fredrick County, MD: Project Summary and Design Report
January 2012
Full Report: 41.4 mb

This report contains the methodologies used by the Service and follows criteria outlined in the Natural Channel Design Checklist (Harman & Starr, 2011); a brief watershed characterization; a brief stream characterization and stability condition description; the results of the stream assessment; and stream restoration design.


Image of Mossy Creek Dam Removal and Restoration, Augusta County, Virginia: Project Summary and Design Report

Mossy Creek Dam Removal and Restoration, Augusta County, Virginia: Project Summary and Design Report
January 2012
Full Report: 5.5 mb

The purpose of this report is to present the findings of a watershed and stream assessment and explain the methodology and procedures used in the development of a restoration design. Specifically, this report contains the methodologies used by the Service and follows criteria outlined in the Natural Channel Design Checklist (Harman & Starr. 2011); a brief watershed characterization; a brief stream characterization and stability condition description; the results of the stream assessment; and stream restoration design.

 

Image of Western Coastal Plain Reference Reach Survey - 2010 protocol

 

Western Coastal Plain Reference Reach Survey - 2010
April 2010
Full Report:
41.4 mb

This report replaces the Reference Stream Survey Report prepared by the Service in 2006 (Secrist et al. 2006). The Service has included five additional stream reference sites to the database. The report contains a methodology description, summary of the site selection process, watershed characteristics, and channel characteristic dimensionless ratios. The technical appendices contain detailed reference data and dimensionless relationships for each reference site.

 

Image of US 301 Waldorf Area Transportation Project, Natural Resources Working Group Protocol

 

US 301 Waldorf Area Transportation Project Natural Resources Working Group
December 2009
Full Report:
56.5 mb

This report focuses on the Environmental Stewardship natural resource opportunities identified by the Natural Resources Work Group, and is written so that this approach can be replicated in other counties and states.

 

Image of Moores Run 2008 Abbreviate dGeomorphic Condition and Channel Stability Report protocol

Moores Run 2008 Abbreviated Geomorphic Condition and Channel Stability Report
July 2009
Full Report: 98.5 mb

This report contains a summary of the field data collected by the Service, the comparison between 2003, 2005 and 2007 data, as well as an interpretation of the 2008 data and revised Rosgen Level III stream stability and sediment supply analysis.

 

Image of Hickey Run: Washington, DC Springhouse Run Stream Restoration

Hickey Run: Washington, DC
Springhouse Run Stream Restoration
October 2007
Full Report: 2.2 mb

The purpose of this report is to present the ten percent conceptual stream restoration (10%) design developed by the Service, through cooperation with the Arboretum and DOE. The 10% design report briefly presents the design methodology, restoration strategies, and restoration alternatives. The 10% design plans show the existing conditions and the conceptual stream alignment.

 

image of Stony Run Geomorphic Baseline Survey, Baltimore, Maryland Baseline Report and Appendices

 

Stony Run Geomorphic Baseline Survey, Baltimore, Maryland Baseline Report and Appendices
June 2007
Full Report: 21.2 mb

This report presents the methods used to conduct the baseline study, and a summary of the field data collected by the Service. The field data summary also contains cross section and bank erosion comparisons.

 

Image of Moores Run, Baltimore City, Maryland Abbreviated Geomorphic Condition and Channel Stability Resurvey protocol

Moores Run, Baltimore City, Maryland
Abbreviated Geomorphic Condition and Channel Stability Resurvey

May 2007
Full Report: 24.9 mb

This report contains a summary of the field data collected by the Service, the comparison
between 2003, 2005 and 2007 data, as well as a Rosgen Level III stream stability and revised
sediment supply analysis.

 

Image of Daniels Run Stream Restoration, Fairfax VA


Daniels Run Stream Restoration, Fairfax VA
Floodplain Analysis Report
March 2007
Full Report: 1.2 mb

The purpose of this report is to document the floodplain analysis prepared to investigate impacts of the stream restoration on flood elevations. The Service used HEC-RAS to model hydraulic conditions for major floods under existing conditions and for proposed conditions after stream restoration. The analysis shows the changes in water surface elevations between existing and proposed conditions.

 Image of Daniels Run Stream Restoration, Fairfax, VA

Daniels Run Stream Restoration, Fairfax, VA
August 2006
30% Conceptual Design Report Final 2.3 mb
Survey and Alternative Analysis Final 25. mb
Daniels Run NCD Process Presentation PowerPoint Presentation 5.5 mb

The purpose of this report is to present the geomorphic analysis used to develop the 30 Percent Conceptual Design Plans (30 Percent Plans). The 30 Percent Plans shows proposed stream cross section, pattern, and profile, and the typical details for in-stream restoration structures.

 

Image of Watts Branch Design Report

 

Watts Branch Design Report
February 2006
10 percent Preliminary Concepts 1.5 mb
30 percent Design Report 560 k
30 percent Design Sheets 56.1 mb

The 10 percent Preliminary Concepts report discusses the overall strategy for stream restoration. The Service separated the upper portion of Watts Branch into 11 Project Areas. The report describes the physiography of each Project Area, presents specific recommendations from steam restoration within each Project Area, and discusses design issues that factor into the recommendations.

The purpose of the 30 percent Design Report is to document development of the next phase of desing plans, the 30 Percent Concept Plans (30 Percent Plans). The 30 Percent Plans shows detailed stream profiles, stream alignments, steam grading, and location and dimensions of in-stream structures.

 

Image of Hickey Run, Washington, DC Watershed and Steam Assessment protocol

Hickey Run, Washington, DC
Watershed and Stream Assessment

December 2005
Full Report: 43.3 mb

The purpose of this report is to document, prioritize, and recommend general solutions for stream problems existing on Hickey Run. This report contains the assessment methodologies used by the Service, a watershed characterization; reach specific stream characterization and stability condition descriptions; problem identification and restoration prioritization; restoration recommendations; and preliminary design criteria and construction costs.

 

Image of Pine Hill Run, St. Mary's County Maryland Watershed Assessment, Patuxent River Naval Air Station protocol

 

Pine Hill Run, St. Mary's County Maryland
Watershed Assessment, Patuxent River Naval Air Station

October 2005
Final Report 8.7 mb

This report contains five sections: 1) Methodology, 2) Watershed and Stream Characteristics and Stability Condition, 3) Problem Identification, 4) Prioritization, and 5) Recommendations. The watershed and stream characterization and stability section provides a historic overview of past land use activities within the watershed and describes current stream types and stability conditions. The problem identification and prioritization section uses information collected in the watershed characterization section and the stream characteristics and condition section to identify site-specific problems and rank them relative to one another in terms of problem severity and restoration priority. The recommendation section describes recommendations that minimize or reduce impacts to the stream systems and future studies in the Pine Hill Run watershed.

 

Image of Oxon Run, Washington DC Stream Restoration Concept Development protocol

Oxon Run, Washington DC
Stream Restoration Concept Development
April 2004
Final Report 12.7 mb
Appendix A: 1.4 mb (Restoration objectices
Appendix B: 1.7 mb (Selected morphological characteristics)
Appendix C: 948 k (Dimensionless hydraulic geometry)
Appendix D: 1.1 mb (FEMA floodplain maps)
Appendix E: 4.3 mb (Reach 2 figues)
Appendix F: 5.6 mb (Reach 9B fiigues)
Appendix G: 2.7 mb (Concept level cost estimates)

The purpose of this report is to document development of the concept plans for the two representative reaches. Details are provided on detailed site analysis, plan development, and discussions with other involved agencies and partners. The report presents analyses of site geomorphology, bankfull hydrology, and floodplain management. Alternative stream restoration concepts are presented for each of the study reaches along With the reasoning used to shape the proposed concept plans.

Image of Moores Run, Baltimore City, Maryland Geomorphic Condition and Channel Stability Project Report

Moores Run, Baltimore City, Maryland Geomorphic Condition and Channel Stability
March 2004
Full Report: 38.6 mb
Appendix A: 47.6 mb
Appendix B: 15.7 mb
Appendix C1: 35.7 mb
Appendix C2: 52.8 mb
Appendix C3: 15.6 mb
Appendix D: 8.5 mb
Appendix E: 319 kb
Appendix F: 9.1 mb
Appendix G: 1.3 mb

This report presents the results of the field data comparison, a summary of the field data collected by the Service, and the results of the bank erosion prediction and Rosgen Level III stream stability and sediment supply analysis. An overall and reach specific predicted stability discussion is also presented in this report.

 

Image of Oxon Run, Washington DC Watershed and Stream Assessment protocol

Oxon Run, Washington DC
Watershed and Stream Assessment

September 2003
Final Report

A successful restoration for this streatn must include improvements to the stream corridor area, including increased public access, environmental awareness programs, and recreational opportunities. This report addresses the watershed and stream assessment, and provides a preliminary design concept and projected construction costs.

Image of Watts Branch Assessment Report protocol

Watts Branch Assessment Report
2002
Final Report 9 mb
NRCS Monitoring Report 1.7 mb

 

Image of West Cuddihy Assessment Report

 

West Cuddihy Assessment Report
December 2001
Final Report 85.5 mb
Appendix A: 14.5 mb (Stream photographs)
Appendix B: 133.3 mb (Detailed charaterization data)
Appendix C: 1.6 mb (Detailed plant species list)
Appendix D: 9.1 mb (Examples of additional assessments)
Apppendix E: 11.8 mb (Protocol field data sheets)

This report contains four main sections: 1) methodology, 2) watershed characterization, 3) problem identification and rating, and 4) report recommendations. The methodology section describes the field data collection and data analysis protocols. The watershed characterization section provides a brief historic overview of past land use activities within the watershed and a description of current stream conditions. The problem identification and ranking section uses data collected as part of the watershed characterization section to identify site-specific problems and rank them relative to one another in terms of problem severity and restoration priority. The report recommendations section provides broad watershed-level Best Management Practices, samples of typical site-specific stream restoration methods, discussion of the pilot study assessment protocol, and a rapid watershed assessment protocol for PRNAS.

Last updated: May 30, 2013