Beaver Dam Creek Restoration

Project Brief

Beaver Dam Creek is located south of Union Bridge, MD, in Frederick County. Beaver Dam Creek has a total watershed area of 7.37 sq. mi. and is a tributary of Little Pipe Creek, located within the Monacacy Watershed. The stream has meandered within the floodplain to try to restore its natural pattern, but without having a native tree & shrub type riparian buffer, the stream has experienced major bank erosion. The solution was to design a more stable channel with the correct combination of stream features: riffles, runs, pools and glides. In our stream design we have added structures to protect the bank and channel from erosion and to provide habitat for aquatic species.