Creekside at Bethpage, Stream Restoration

McAdams was tasked with restoring an impaired unnamed tributary (UT) to Stirrup Iron Creek to fulfill a portion of the compensatory mitigation requirements associated with the Individual Permit for the 407-acre, mixed-use development project known as Creekside at Bethpage. The goal of the restoration project was to modify the dimension, pattern and profile of the existing UT through natural channel design techniques in order to create a stable and self-maintaining stream system. The restoration project restored approximately 1,960 linear feet of degraded and poorly functioning perennial stream channel, and construction was completed in 2015.

  • Durham, NC
Project Owner
  • Reader Communities
Project Size
  • 1,960 LF
Services Leveraged
Project Types

McAdams performed stream and buffer monitoring activities for the seven-year monitoring period, including bankfull event monitoring; visual stability assessment; cross section and longitudinal surveys; pebble counts; and vegetation plot surveys. In MY5, some minor stream repairs were required to stabilize a couple of log sills that had been flanked. McAdams worked closely with the contractor and project owner to develop repair solutions that would achieve stability and minimize disturbance to the site. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved the repair plan and the project was successfully closed out in 2021.