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.

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