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Copper Mine Brook Emergency Watershed Protection Project

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Paper number  032036,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.13760) @2003
Authors:   Charles Galgowski
Keywords:   Stream rehabilitation, stream restoration, streambank protection, fluvial geomorphology

Stakeholders for stream rehabilitation projects in Connecticut desire to address increasing numbers of objectives for stream projects. The Copper Mine Brook Emergency Watershed Protection Project is discussed to show authors of the NRCS Stream Design Handbook what some of these objectives are, what the local landscape looks like, and what design constraints exist. Two main objectives are to protect floodplain infrastructure while simultaneously maintaining or enhancing aquatic habitat. What stakeholders wanted to do, what rehabilitation features were finally used, and how the project has performed are described. Design methodologies and tools that would be useful in the Stream Design Handbook are listed.

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