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Active Watershed Construction Projects

 

The Department of Environmental Protection currently has 12 watershed restoration projects under construction. Learn more about each of these projects below. You can also see our full restoration map here.

 

Montgomery County active restoration projects

 

1. Potomac Ridge Pond B

Potomac Ridge

Estimated Completion: Summer 2018

  • DEP has teamed up with the Potomac Ridge HOA to retrofit an existing dry pond to current design and safety standards and incorporate water quality treatment by installing a new infiltration trench.
  • The pond retrofit will reduce downstream erosive flows to Muddy Branch and the Potomac River and capture pollutants in a pretreatment infiltration trench.

Questions? Contact Darian Copiz by email or call 240-777-7774


2. Northwood Presbyterian Church

Northwood Presbyterian Church

Estimated Completion: Summer 2018

  • DEP is installing a bioretention to treat runoff from the entire one half acre east parking lot of the Church.
  • This project will treat upland runoff before it enters the Breewood Tributary in the Sligo Creek Watershed. This is one of many projects restoring the Breewood watershed.   

Questions? Contact Douglas Marshall by email or call 240-777-7767


3. Northlake Apartments

Northlake Apartments

Estimated Completion: Summer 2018

  • DEP is upgrading a stormwater pond to meet current design and safety standards, including a new riser structure, spillway pipe, and embankment.
  • The pond will treat 6 acres of stormwater runoff before it enters Gunners Branch in the Seneca Creek watershed.

Questions? Contact  Douglas Marshall  by email or call 240-777-7767


4. University Towers

University Towers

Estimated Completion: Summer 2018

  • DEP is installing 12 new stormwater best management practices to treat on-site stormwater runoff, including:
    • 2 bioretentions;
    • A rain garden;
    • 6 tree boxes; and
    • 3 permeable paver parking pads.
  • This project works with the Condo Association to maximize stormwater treatment while preserving parking spaces and matching design to existing landscaping. It also treats stormwater runoff before it reaches Breewood Tributary and Sligo Creek.

Questions? Contact  Douglas Marshall  by email or call 240-777-7767


5. Potomac Chase

Potomac Chase

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

  • DEP is upgrading a stormwater pond to meet current design and safety standards. This will protect Muddy Branch, which is downstream from the pond.
  • The project will also replace the concrete riser structure and partially reconstruct the pond embankment.

Questions? Contact  Douglas Marshall  by email or call 240-777-7767


6. Mills Farm

Mills Farm

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

  • DEP is upgrading an existing stormwater pond, replacing the concrete riser structure and reconstructing a pond and roadway embankment.
  • The stormwater pond retrofit will bring the pond into compliance with current standards and protect downstream Muddy Branch

Questions? Contact  Douglas Marshall  by email or call 240-777-7767


7. Pueblo Road

Pueblo Road

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

  • This project will rehabilitate existing sewer line, plant trees upstream and downstream of the pond, and seed in wetland areas.  
  • DEP is upgrading and installing a new dam embankment and weir wall with rip rap step pools downstream. These projects will meet existing stream grade.

Questions? Contact Saeyin Oh by email or 240-777-7795


8. Hunters Woods III

Hunters Wood III

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

  • DEP is retrofitting and expanding an existing dry pond to a wet pond. The upgraded wet pond will be compliant with current design and safety standards. During this project, we'll also install a permanent wet pool to provide water quality treatment to stormwater runoff entering the stormwater management pond before it flows downstream into Cabin Branch, a tributary of Seneca Creek.
  • We're also planting native wet meadow and low marsh vegetation around the pond to provide habitat for frogs and other organisms.

Questions? Contact  Darian Copiz by email or call 240-777-7774


9. Quail Valley 2

Quail Valley 2

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

  • DEP is replacing an existing dry pond with two sand infiltration berms/basins to provide water quality treatment to stormwater runoff before it reaches Cabin Branch, a tributary to Seneca Creek.
  • We'll also be restoring a portion of stream to add riffle-pool habitat and erosion control downstream of the infiltration berms. This project includes planting native plants and trees for habitat and shade. 

Questions? Contact  Darian Copiz by email or call 240-777-7774


10. Olney Elementary School

Olney Elementary School

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

  • We're installing two bioretentions and one rain garden to capture and treat 2.26 acres of stormwater runoff from the school roof and parking lot. This will treat 94% of stormwater runoff onsite to protect Rock Creek downstream.
  • The project will also add 72 shade trees for habitat
  • The work is in coordination with the Olney Elementary School principle and MCPS Division of Construction.
Questions? Contact  Douglas Marshall  by email or call 240-777-7767

11. Sherwood Elementary School

Sherwood Elementary School

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

  • DEP is installing a bio‐swale and bioretention to treat stormwater runoff from a nearby parking lot and provide habitat for pollinators. Four additional shade trees will also be planted. This project removes sediment and pollutants from stormwater before it can enter the headwaters of Northwest Branch
  • This project is in coordination with Sherwood Elementary Principle and MCPS Division of Construction.

Questions? Contact  Douglas Marshall  by email or call 240-777-7767


12. Greencastle Lakes

Greencastle Lakes

Estimated Completion: Winter 2019

  • DEP is establishing a permanent pool and aquatic bench on an existing stormwater management pond. This project addresses critical dam safety requirements, and improves aquatic and wetland habitat and vegetation.  The project also brings the dry pond facility up to water quality treatment standards.
  • To ensure a successful project, DEP has teamed up with two HOA landowners to retrofit the existing pond and provide water quality treatment to downstream Little Paint Branch.

Questions? Contact  Darian Copiz by email or call 240-777-7774

 

 
 
 
 
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