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Dewey’s Creek Stream Restoration

Creating a stream design to restore river function, reduce erosion, and promote healthy fish and wildlife communities

  • 6200

    Linear Feet Stream

  • 100

    Year Floodplain

  • $2M

    Grant Funds

  • Prince William County, Virginia

    Prince William County, Virginia

Working with federal, state, and local agencies to restore stream health to benefit the surrounding community

Picture this—a creek running through your community—but, rather than a healthy, flowing stream, it’s littered with rusted car parts, old appliances, and debris jams causing erosion. Dewey’s Creek needed help. Partnering with Prince William County, we developed a stream restoration plan that included assessment and design, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, construction plan preparation, permitting support, and project supervision.

A creek is a dynamic environment. So, our team worked with landowners regarding potential changes in the floodplain and resources protection area limits. With debris and sediment issues addressed, the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources also wanted to enhance the environment for anadromous fish, providing them passage that was previously blocked. The project required a detailed FEMA Conditional Letter of Map Revision where we developed a floodplain alteration study.

Over the project’s 6,200-linear foot length, we consulted with a range of stakeholders, from landowners to federal, state, and county agencies on creating a plan to turn an eyesore into an asset. A total of $2 million was secured from the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund and Hurricane Sandy Funds to support the project.

At a Glance

  • Prince William County, VA
2019 APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Project of the Year - Environment, less than $5M
Meet Our Team

Michael F. Adams, Jr., Principal

At its core, a river is the manifestation of water, sediment and wood, moving across the landscape, driven by gravity.

Travis Crayosky, Senior Principal

We have the privilege of creating real-world ecological solutions with public benefits for today and future generations.

Josh Running, Principal

I see every unstable river as an opportunity to repair the bond between human interactions and the natural environment.

Michael F. Adams, Jr.


Travis Crayosky

Senior Principal

Josh Running


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