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Maryland Stream Restoration Association

“an association of professionals dedicated to healthy streams through the advancement of stream restoration science” 

MSRA Summer Field Trip - C. Milton Wright Stream Restoration

  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 1301 N Fountain Green Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015
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When:  Thursday June, 23, 2022

Time:  The site tour will begin at 4:00 p.m. SHARP, led by RES. Happy Hour to follow immediately after.

Where:  The site walk will begin at 1301 N Fountain Green Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. 

Happy hour location: Black Eyed Suzie's 119 S. Main St. Bel Air MD, 21041

Event Details:

Cost:  Free for members, $15 for non-members

About the project:  The C. Milton Wright Stream Restoration located in Bel Air, MD was designed and constructed by RES to meet Harford County's MS4 nutrient reduction goals.

Project Highlights:

  • Drainage Area: 24 acres upstream to 80 acres downstream. Predominantly zoned for Urban Residential
  • Stream Order: 2nd Order, perennial tributary to Bynum Run
  • Watershed: Bynum Run Watershed
  • Design Approach: Stabilize stream and increase floodplain connectivity through natural channel/Rosgen design philosophy
  • Design Discharge: Varies by reach from 8.1 cfs to 18.1 cfs
  • Flood Frequency: Between 1.1-1.25 RI on larger systems, between 1.5-2 on smaller tribs

Design objectives:

  • Enhance floodplain connectivity and storm flow dispersion
  • Stabilize stream pattern, bed, and banks
  • Improve habitat and ecological function

  • Enhance buffer function with native plantings

  • Increase bank stability, provide shade for the stream and absorb nutrients from overland and subsurface flows 

  • Reduce nutrient loading

See the site flyer at the link below for more information about the project.

MSRA - RES - C Milton Wright Stream Restoration Info.pdf

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