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William R. Davie Park Stream Restoration

Stream Restoration and Water Quality Enhancement

In south Charlotte, Storm Water Services has restored a tributary of Four Mile Creek. Storm water runoff had overwhelmed the small stream that begins in William R. Davie Park. Over time, the surge of water had damaged the creek banks and toppled trees that once stood along the creek. This project restored nearly 1,500 linear feet of stream.

Objectives:
  • Repair severe bank erosion
  • Restore the stream bed
  • Allow excess water from the creek to reach the surrounding floodplain
  • Enhance the natural floodplain benefits
  • Improve water quality by reducing the amount of sediment in the stream
  • Improve aquatic habitat
A restored section of Four Mile Creek in William R. Davie Park

The restoration of this tributary was funded by Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services to fulfill a requirement of the Wetlands permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for Mecklenburg County's Foxhole Landfill.

June 2010 mailer

Cost: $495,000 (approximate)

Sources of funding:

            Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services

Project Schedule:

Design: Completed 2009
              HDR Engineering of the Carolinas

Construction: April through September 2010
              Environmental Quality Restoration, LLC

Stream Restoration Project Manager:
Crystal Taylor, P.E.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
704-336-7342