Dead Run Restoration Gives New Life to Chesapeake Waterway

A Maryland stream identified as a high-risk contributor of damaging water quality contaminants to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is now serving as a template for restoration and water protection efforts.

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The stream bed was designed to use a combination of quarry rock native to the area, mixed with salvaged gravels from the channel.

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The design included an innovative off-line stormwater pond designed to capture low-flow stormwater from a storm drain outfall pipe at the head of a small tributary.

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Native grasses, including various species of sedge and rush, along with native shrub plantings are providing long-term bioengineering stabilization to the stream banks and floodplains.