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Appalachian Stream Mitigation Workshop
Northeast Region, April 5, 2011
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Rich Starr leads Natural Channel Design Methodology training, USFWS
Rich Starr leads Natural Channel Design Methodology training, USFWS - Photo Credit: n/a

Chesapeake Bay Field Office biologist, Rich Starr, will present an overview of Natural Channel Design Review Methodology at the Appalachian Stream Mitigation Workshop, being held April 11 – 15, 2011 in Lexington KY.


Natural channel design (NCD) methodology uses geomorphic measurements from stable streams as a template for designing the restored stream. Natural channel design makes adjustments in stream cross section, planform, and profile such that the restored stream will accommodate the flow regimes and sediment supply without creating excessive erosion or deposition in the restored stream, or upstream or downstream of the restored stream.


This and other presentations will help regulators and resource agencies improve their review of compensatory stream mitigation plans. The workshop has been organized by the U.S. Army of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for state and federal regulatory and resource agencies who review, comment on, and/or approve compensatory mitigation plans for surface coal mining projects in Appalachia.

For more information about Natural Channel Design Review Methodology, contact:

Rich Starr




For specific information about the Appalachian Stream Mitigation Workshop go to: http://www.horsleywitten.com/appalachian/

Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov
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