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Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Engineering
Bradley R. Newcomer
Stream restoration work can be instrumental for the wellbeing of an ecosystem. Located in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is Beaver Creek, a well-known spot for fly-fishing due to its pristine water conditions and open surroundings. In order to maintain these conditions, a 100-foot stretch of Beaver Creek needed to be restored to prevent further erosion, stabilize the banks, and enhance the natural habitats. The project involved excavating a sediment island, filling in an eroded bank, building a cross vane, and adding stakes. Local stakeholders came together to complete this project contributing their expertise, equipment, and time. The construction was successfully completed in April 2020 and this site will continue to be monitored until around 2023. The work done at Beaver Creek looks natural and the stream is responding wonderfully to the changes.
Levatino, Lindsay M., "Beaver Creek restorative design using engineering in nature" (2020). Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current. 60.