Chinquapin Run Stream Restoration Project in Progress

2 May

Chinquapin Run – Stream Restoration for New Northwood, Woodbourne Heights, Glen Oaks, Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Lake Walker and Cameron Village Areas:  

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is required to restore 20% of the City’s impervious area and treat stormwater entering its waterways per its federal Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. Chinquapin Run stream restoration project is one of the locations that was identified in the City’s Watershed Implementation Plan.

What is proposed for Chinquapin Run Stream? The proposed project restoration work shall include stabilization and protection along Chinquapin Parkway, restoration of actively eroding banks, bank grading, manholes protection, and creating all possible wetland cells. This project is part of SC910- Sewer Line Replacement.

What is Stream Restoration? Stream restoration is the re-establishment of the general structure, function and self-sustaining behavior of the stream system that existed prior to disturbance. It is a holistic process that requires an understanding of all physical and biological components of the stream. Restoration includes a broad range of measures, including the removal of the disturbance that are causing stream instability; installation of structures and planting of vegetation to protect stream banks and provide habitat; and the reshaping or replacement of unstable stream reaches into appropriately designed functional streams and associated floodplains.

Comments /Questions:   Email: jalil.abdul@baltimorecity.gov , or call (410) 396-4700.

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