Preserve at Broad Creek Pond and Outfall Restoration

This project is located in the Broad Creek watershed, one of the most impaired subwatersheds of the South River.  The Preserve at Broad Creek Restoration Project corrected a failing stormwater pond and its resulting unstable outfall into an ephemeral reach of a tributary of Broad Creek known as Durmont Branch.  The existing stormwater pond was reconfigured into a stormwater wetland to improve stormwater treatment and flatten peak volumes into the area downhill. The downhill ephemeral gully was stabilized to better handle stormwater flows and increase aquatic habitat complexity and diversity by creating ephemeral pools.  The site was heavily planted with native trees, shrubs, and plants known for providing food and or habitat for native fauna.  Construction and planting were completed in 2015.