Stream Restoration

Although this is typically an area of work that we reserve for our partner watershed groups, sometimes we are asked to step in and directly manage the building of a treatment system or stream channel restoration project. Please see a few that we are actively working on below.

Hicks Creek Natural Stream Channel Design Project

Project Description The Hicks Creek watershed includes approximately 3.9 square miles of land, contained within portions of Exeter Borough and Exeter Township, Luzerne County, PA. Hicks Creek and its tributaries include approximately 6.5 miles of stream, joining with the Susquehanna River in Exeter Borough. The Hicks Creek watershed can be divided into two characteristically different...

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Solomons Creek Stream Channel Restoration

Solomon Dam Removal Project Area in Ashley, PA Solomon Creek Dam is located on the upper reaches of Solomon Creek in Luzerne County. The dam is an approximate 4-ft high structure that serves no functional purpose, is in a state of severe disrepair, contributes to accelerated erosion and restricts fish passage. In addition, there are...

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Lewis Treatment System Rehabilitation

EPCAMR rehabilitated the Lewis Mine Passive Treatment System to improve the efficiency of the Successful Alkalinity Producing System (SAPs) and Vertical Flow Pond (VFP) to treat polluted mine water and restore the downstream water quality improvements of Birch Creek, tributary to the Loyalsock Creek, a reputable trout fishery. The project addressed mine drainage pollutant load...

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