Stream Restoration

Stream restoration is the repair of waterways damaged by erosion. Through this process, we can bring cleaner water and better-stabilized river banks to Richmond, while also improving the habitat of aquatic life and nearby wildlife.

The images below provide just one example of the remarkable improvements that can be seen as a result of stream restoration projects. As more of these projects are completed, we'll be showing you more great photos of our progress.


GOODE'S CREEK STREAM RESTORATION AND CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project will improve 1500 feet of the creek, restoring and repairing the original creek bed and reducing stream bank erosion. We will reduce nutrient pollution by more than 200 pounds each of nitrogen and phosphorus, and over 100,000 pounds of sediment, resulting in a cleaner James River and Chesapeake Bay. 

TIMELINE

Construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2015, and should be completed by the summer of 2016. 

COST

Approximate cost is $900,000, with half being paid by a Department of Environmental Quality Stormwater Local Assistance Fund grant and half paid by the Stormwater Utility.  


Pocosham Creek Stream Restoration

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The restoration will improve 1500 feet of the creek, restoring and repairing the original creek bed and reducing stream bank erosion. Nutrient pollution will be reduced by more than 400 pounds each of nitrogen and phosphorus and over 250,000 pounds of sediment, resulting in a cleaner James River and Chesapeake Bay.

TIMELINE

Construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2015, and should be completed by summer of 2016.

COST

Approximate cost is $2.45 million, with half being paid for by the Department of Environmental Quality Stormwater Local Assistance Fund grant and half paid for by the Stormwater Utility.


REEDY CREEK STREAM RESTORATION AND CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

To repair and improve 2200 feet of the creek, restoring the original creek bed and reducing stream bank erosion. We will reduce nutrient pollution by more than 150 pounds each of nitrogen and phosphorus, and over 100,000 pounds of sediment, resulting in a cleaner James River and Chesapeake Bay. 

TIMELINE

Construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2016, and should be completed by the summer of 2017. 

COST

Approximate cost is $1.3 million, with half being paid by a Department of Environmental Quality Stormwater Local Assistance Fund grant and half paid by the Stormwater Utility. 

MORE INFORMATION

Reedy Creek Stream: Restoration FAQs

Reedy Creek Watershed

Reedy Creek Stream Restoration: Project Overview

Reedy Creek Summary

Response to Reedy Creek Coalition


RATTLESNAKE CREEK STREAM RESTORATION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

To repair and improve 1500 feet of the creek, restoring the original creek bed and reducing stream bank erosion. We will reduce nutrient pollution by more than 100 pounds each of nitrogen and phosphorus, and over 65,000 pounds of sediment, resulting in a cleaner James River and Chesapeake Bay.

TIMELINE

Construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2016, and should be completed by the summer of 2017.

COST

Approximate cost is $1.1 million, with half being paid by a Department of Environmental Quality Stormwater Local Assistance Fund grant and half paid by the Stormwater Utility.