Posts tagged with "stream bank stabilization"
HR Green is pleased to announce it has received an ACEC-IA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award for its Dry Creek Stream Improvements project in Fort Madison, Iowa. Dry Creek is a tributary to the Mississippi River located in the eastern part of Lee County, Iowa.
The project addressed erosion along nearly 1,000 feet of stream bank using bio-engineered methods.
EPA Section 319 funded Carpenter Creek Stream Restoration and Flood Reduction Design/Build Project broke ground on Monday Oct. 12, 2015. A Design/Build team of HR Green, Inc. and Applied Ecological Services, Inc. was chosen by Carpentersville, IL for this unique multi-use federally funded Project.
Following damage sustained during high flow events in the spring of 2013, a stream assessment concluded that ongoing stream bank erosion and failure in the lower reaches required repair.
In many communities, the urban environment and human intervention have impacted our natural streams and rivers. Impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots and buildings take away areas where rainfall would normally be slowed down, spread out and soaked into the ground. Further exacerbating the problem, streams in urban areas are often straightened or channelized to make more room for development.
Following the Iowa River flooding in 2008, Louisa County applied for Economic Development funding for a new crossing over the Iowa River on County Road X99.