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Active Watershed Construction Projects

 

The Department of Environmental Protection currently has 6 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. Pueblo Road

Pueblo Road

Estimated Completion: Winter 2019

  • This project will upgrade an existing stormwater pond, raise sewer manholes, plant trees upstream and downstream of the stormwater 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 help protect downstream Seneca Creek.

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


2. Hunters Woods III

Hunters Wood III

Estimated Completion: Winter 2019

  • DEP is retrofitting and expanding an existing dry pond to a wet pond.  During this project, we'll install a permanent wet pool to provide water quality treatment to stormwater runoff entering the stormwater 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


3. Greencastle Lakes

Greencastle Lakes

Estimated Completion: Winter 2019

  • DEP is working with two HOA landowners to establish a permanent pool and aquatic bench on an existing stormwater pond. This project addresses critical dam safety requirements and improves aquatic and wetland habitat and vegetation.  The project also brings the pond facility up to design and safety standards.
  • The project will provide water quality treatment to downstream Little Paint Branch.

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


4. Falls Reach

Falls Reach

Estimated Completion: Summer 2019

  • DEP is currently working to retrofit an existing dry stormwater pond and restore 1,400 linear feet of stream. The pond improvements will include installing a new riser, enlarging the pond to include a permanent wet pool, and planting wetland vegetation to create a balanced ecosystem. 
  • The project will protect water quality in both the Falls Reach Tributary and downstream in Watts Branch by stabilizing stream banks and reducing flooding downstream. 

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


5. Flints Grove

Flints Grove Stream

Estimated Completion: Fall 2019

  • DEP is upgrading an existing dry stormwater pond to meet current design and safety standards and maximize storage volume. The pond improvements include installing a new riser, adding a forebay, enlarging the pond to create a permanent wet pool, and planting of native wetland vegetation.  
  • The stormwater pond will treat 22 acres of stormwater runoff before it enters downstream Rich Branch in the Muddy Branch watershed.
  • DEP is restoring 1,200 linear feet of stream upstream of the stormwater pond. The stream project will stablize streambanks, reconnect the stream to its natural floodplain, and improve availablity and quality of aquatic habitat. 

Questions? Contact  Miranda Reid  by email or call 240-773-0802


6. Kemp Mill

Kemp Mill Before Construction

Estimated Completion: Summer 2019

  • DEP is upgrading this stormwater pond to meet current design and safety standards
  • Enhancing the pond's performance by converting it to a shallow marsh wetland to improve water quality.
  • Native wetland vegetation will be planted to provide a balanced ecosystem and habitat for pollinators. 
  • The wetland will treat 7.5 acres of stormwater runoff before it enters Northwest Branch in the Anacostia watershed. 

Questions? Contact  Christy Ciarametaro  by email or call 240-777-7720

 

 
 
 
 
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