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Through a synthesis of knowledge across many fields, Sustainable Streams provides technical consulting to offer sustainable solutions to complex river/watershed problems.

Featured Project

Glenway Woods and Lick Run Featured in
World Water: Stormwater Management
(scroll to pages 17-19)
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Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Contact

Mike Ellerbrock, P.E.| | 513-861-5600

Description

For over 100 years, a stream that runs through the Glenway Woods Nature Preserve has been buried. Instead of flowing over a natural stream bed, rainwater has been routed to a combined sewer where it is mixed with untreated human waste. Sustainable Streams recently provided fluvial geomorphic and engineering design services to "daylight" the stream, and return the Glenway Woods to a more complete nature preserve. The project, which involved 3,000-feet of natural restoration using native creek rock and log vanes, will provide channel stability while meeting the aesthetic and naturalistic character of the nature preserve. The project also includes a walking trail and a constructed wetland to provide water quality filtration and bird and amphibian habitat.

This project was designed in partnership with a team that included Strand Associates and Human Nature. Chemical, hydrologic, and ecological monitoring will be conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Geological Survey (USGS).

The Glenway Woods project is an innovative approach to combined sewer overflow mitigation. Sustainable Streams identified creative solutions within an existing nature preserve to restore a natural stream system cost-effectively. ~ Chris Rust