Woodland Creek Stream Restoration Update

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 by Leslie_Zucker

The Wood­land Creek stream restora­tion project is under­way! A sec­tion of Wood­land Creek just upstream of the Wilmot Way bridge is being restored to sta­ble con­di­tions to pre­vent fur­ther bank ero­sion and down­cut­ting of the stream chan­nel. Ero­sion has exposed heavy clay deposits that turn the stream a mud­dy brown after it rains. Con­struc­tion con­trac­tor Kingston Equip­ment Rental/Baker Broth­ers Exca­vat­ing and the Ulster Coun­ty Soil & Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict work­ing with project engi­neer Milone & MacB­room are imple­ment­ing the project. See pho­tos of the ini­tial phas­es of con­struc­tion below.

Water is piped through a culvert around the active construction area to help prevent turbidity during construction

Water is piped around and beneath the project area to help pre­vent sed­i­ment from wash­ing down­stream dur­ing construction.

A solid unit of clay exposed in a stream bank at the project site.

Clay deposit­ed as glac­i­ers retreat­ed over 10,000 years ago is exposed in a stream bank at the project site.

An equipment operator with Baker Brothers Excavating moves a boulder during channel reconstruction.

An equip­ment oper­a­tor with Bak­er Broth­ers Exca­vat­ing moves a boul­der dur­ing chan­nel reconstruction.

The project began on sched­ule, but recent fre­quent rain may delay project com­ple­tion until ear­ly Octo­ber, or next spring with the project shut down over win­ter. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact the AWSMP office at (845) 688‑3047.