Before - eroding streambank

Before - eroding streambank

Holes drilled for rootwads

Holes drilled for rootwads

Inserting rootwads

Inserting rootwads

Inserting rootwads

Inserting rootwads

Rootwads completed

Rootwads completed

Constructing rock vein

Constructing rock vein

Completed project

Completed project

Hawk Creek           Bio-Engineered Streambank Restoration

 

HCWP cost-shared on a bio-engineered streambank stabilization located on Hawk Creek in the fall of 2012.  The project used 14 rootwads, a rock vein, and a J-hook to restore this section of the creek.  This project was designed to significantly reduce erosion that was occurring at this site and to reestablish quality fish and macroinvertebrate habitat.  See the slide show at right to view the construction process.   

Digging a trench to place pipe

Digging a trench to place pipe

Placing drainage pipe

Placing drainage pipe

Filling the trench with rock

Filling the trench with rock

Completed rock intake

Completed rock intake

Completed rock intake

Completed rock intake

Rock Intake

This rock intake replaced an open intake, thus slowing the flow of water and reducing the amount of sediment deposited into our waterways.  Rock intakes can be farmable.  The slideshow at right shows the step-by-step process to installing this type of alternative intake.