Lower Booze Creek Stream Restoration


As a part of the County's effort to improve water quality in our streams, enhance aquatic habitat, and protect aging infrastructure, the County coordinated with Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) and Montgomery Parks to restore a section of Lower Booze Creek in the Cabin John Creek watershed.

The  stream restoration project was identified as a top priority project in the Cabin John Watershed Study (2004). The restored stream section is approximately 3,775 linear feet (0.7 miles) stretching from River Road down to Cabin John Parkway.

Various public events were held throughout the project phases for residents to learn about the project and to provide input on the design of the project. 

Storm damage occurred very soon after the initial construction of the stream restoration project, which initiated structural failures.  Subsequent storm events continue to erode the channel, degrade natural resources and threaten infrastructure.  In response, DEP is conducting a repair project to reestablish the stream restoration goals.  


Booze Creek




Map of Booze Creek Stream Restoration
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Public Events and Project Schedule*

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Initial Public Meeting

November 9, 2005

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Stream Restoration Completion

May 2013

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Restoration Repair Public Meeting 

November 9, 2017, @7:00 p.m.
Burning Tree Elementary School, 7900 Beach Tree Rd., All Purpose Room, Bethesda, MD 20817

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Restoration Repair Final Design

December 2019

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Restoration Repair Construction

January 2020 - October 2021


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