Work on a stream restoration project is wrapping up.
Three years ago, officials started the Dewey’s Creek Restoration Project that sits between Route 1 and Possum Point Road.
The project is expected to be completed by late September, according to a release from Prince William County.
Prince William County, which is located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, is required to manage the amount of pollution that enters local waterways.
“We’ve got specific targets in terms of the amounts of phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment we have to remove,” Prince William County Public Works Department Engineering Manager Ben Eib. “We’ve always had stream restoration as a practice to try and keep the sediment from getting into the Potomac, but recently it’s been more emphasized.”
A stream and floodplain and reconnected through stream restoration – work that will address flooding at Possum Point Road Culvert Crossing.
In addition to keeping nitrogen and phosphorus out of the water, stream restoration prevents erosion along streambanks and establishes habitats for wildlife.
Funding the county received from Stormwater Local Assistance Fund matching grants is covering about half of restoration costs, according to Prince William County Environmental Engineer Tom Dombrowski.