The restoration of Dividing Creek demonstrates an integrated watershed approach, installed in conjunction with two BMP retrofits treating upland impervious areas. The restoration took an intentional approach to minimize disturbance within portions of the stream channel. The restoration of the upstream portions were completed by only installing a few riffle/weir structures to ensure stability within those reaches, but left larger portions of the stream channel untouched to allow existing vegetation and stable habitat to remain. Seepage wetland techniques consisting of a series of shallow pools and riffle weir grade controls were used to improve the wetland community, enhance hydrology, and raise the water table.
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