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Gunners Branch Stream Restoration

As part of the County's effort to improve conditions in all our streams, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is planning a stream restoration project along approximately 8,000 linear feet of the Gunners Branch and a tributary that lies to the west of Gunners Branch. The two stream restoration reaches begin at Middlebrook Road and extend downstream to Gunners Lake. These two segments of stream were identified for restoration in the Great Seneca Creek Watershed Study and will help reduce sediment input to Gunners Lake by stabilizing stream banks. DEP is also conducting a dredging operation to remove accumulated sediments from Gunners Lake.

Various public events will be held throughout the project for residents to learn about the project and to provide input on the design of the project. Check out the project schedule at the bottom of the page for more information!

Gunners Branch Stream Restoration

 

PROJECT FACTS
Project Status: In Design
Total Drainage Area: 1145 Ac
Total Percent Impervious: 45%
Total Stream Project Length: 8,000 Ft
Estimate Costs: TBD
Monitoring: TBD
Watershed: Great Seneca Creek
Contact: Doug Marshall
Email: Douglas.Marshall@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: (240) 777-7767

     *Information is subject to change

 

    

    To download, click (PDF, 568KB)

 

Public Events and Project Schedule
Event Date / Time  Location
Survey and Site Assessment August 2013  
Concept Design Plans December 2014  
Initial Public Meeting March 26, 2015 @7pm Roberto Clemente Middle School - 18808 Waring Station Rd. - Germantown
Community Stream Walk April 4, 2015 @9am On Site (see flyer below)
Interim Design Plans October 2015  
2nd Public Meeting April 7, 2016 @7pm Roberto Clemente Middle School - 18808 Waring Station Rd. - Germantown
2nd Community Stream Walk April 16, 2016 @9am On Site (see flyer below)
Final Design Plan August 2016  
Construction Start Date January 2017  
Construction Complete May 2018  

*Project Schedule is tentative and dates are subject to change.

                                              Documents

4-7-16 Public Meeting Flyer 4-7-16 Public Meeting Flyer, PDF (411KB)
4-16-16 Stream Walk Flyer 4-16-16 Stream Walk Flyer, PDF (420KB)
GB Project Rendering-East trib 1 of 2 GB Public Meeting Board Updated (East 1 of 2), PDF (5.8MB)
GB Project Rendering-East trib 2 of 2 GB Public Meeting Board Updated (East 2 of 2), PDF (6.9MB)
GB Project Rendering-West trib 1 of 2 GB Public Meeting Board Updated (West 1 of 2), PDF (6.8MB)
GB Project Rendering-West trib 2 of 2 GB Public Meeting Board Updated (West 2 of 2), PDF (5.8MB)
4-7-16 Gunners Branch Fact Sheet 4-7-16 Gunners Branch Fact Sheet, PDF (14.7MB)