Salt Lick Stream Restoration Project
Salt Lick stream mitigation project was a design/build project
funded by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife (KYDF&W).
Bluegrass Stream teamed up with stream design firms HMB Engineers and Beaver Creek Hydrology to provide a complete design/build package for the KYDF&W. The project consisted of restoring approx. 5,000 linear feet
of Salt Lick creek by performing in-stream construction along with new channel construction to allow for a more stable meander pattern. The goals of the project were to increase flood storage capacity, increase aquatic habitat in the creek and provide bank stabilization to the severely erroding banks. Approx. 50,000 cubic yards of material was excavated to provide the proper bankfull elevation and bench to allow for increase flood capacity. Rock cross vanes and constructed riffles were installed at key locations to provide profile grade control throughout the project. Various wood structures such as log vanes, root wads, wood toe sod mat and mini riffle log vanes were installed to provide the project with substantial aquatic habitat. Native grasses, trees and shrubs were planted throughout the riparian corridor.
- Design/Build project consisting of Bluegrass Stream, HMB Engineers
and Beaver Creek Hydrology
- Provided stable meander pattern by excavating new channel and
enhancing in-stream channel.
- Excavated 50,000 cubic yards of material to create flood capacity and
proper bankfull elevations.
- Various rock and wood structures were installed to provide profile
grade control and bank stabilization along with aquatic habitat.