McAlpine Creek is on the State's list of impaired waterways because of high levels of bacteria and sediment.
The amount of storm water runoff and the speed at which that water flows have both been increasing. Fast-moving water had eroded McAlpine's banks, leaving them jagged and unstable. Bank erosion had also caused high levels of soil particles in the water.
Storm Water Services repaired the eroded banks and returned them to a natural state. The stream work will not prevent the creek from flooding. Storm Water Services is repairing the erosion damage and restoring the stream bed and banks. The result will be improved water quality and aquatic habitat.