Devil's Backbone Indian Creek Stream Restoration

Project description

The stream restoration for the Devil's Backbone Indian Creek Stream Restoration project was critical not only to preserve and enhance the natural appreciation for park patrons, but to address the environmental impacts of climate change.

DFI provided Construction Inspection (CI) services for this stream restoration project, which included:

  • Four hundred and fifty (450) cubic yards of reinforced concrete to backup the existing stone masonry dam.
  • Imbricated limestone retaining walls.
  • Rehabilitation of existing Historic Dam on Antietam Creek.
  • Reconstruction of existing Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) MD-68 Westbound Lane for stabilization and safety.
  • Strategies included incorporating landscaping such as live stakes and root cuttings and channel protection using toe and ballast logs and imbricated rip rap, along with historic dam rehabilitation and preservation. Using these responsible practices creates a sustainable and beautification area for recreation.
  • Stone masonry restoration.
  • Two (2)-phase construction required maintenance of stream flow.
Client Name
Washington County, Maryland Department of Public Works
completion date
Project Cost
$1.6 M
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Sustainability & Environmental
Construction Management & Inspection
Services Provided
Construction Inspection
Daily Report
Document Control
Environmental Assessment
Environmental Sustainability
Photo Documentation
Program and Project Management
Project Documentation
Review and Recommend
Standards and Specifications Compliance
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