Osage Creek – After
With the goal of reducing total phosphorus, total nitrogen, and sediment loadings, the WCRC designed and directed the implementation of an urban stream restoration project on Osage Creek as it flows from east to west along the southern border of Osage Park. Approximately 2,000 feet of stream channel and riparian property were restored along with 800 feet of Stoney Brook that flows through the center of the park. Several small wetland areas in the adjacent floodplain were also enhanced through native plantings. Bed features such as riffles and pools were designed and constructed based on the stream morphology. Both rock vanes and toe wood structures were used to stabilize the streambanks and create aquatic habitat. Also, the riparian areas were re-vegetated with native species of plants and invasive vegetation removed.
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