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Rabbit Branch Tributary Restoration Project

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Rabbit Branch Tributary Restoration Project

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  • 1. A Fairfax County, VA, publication Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Working for You! RABBIT BRANCH TRIBUTARY (PC9263) Contract Number CN13125084 Project Number SD-000031-115 Braddock District May 13, 2014
  • 2. RABBIT BRANCH TRIBUTARY (PC9263) Capital Facilities/Utilities Design and Construction Division
  • 3. Project Details RABBIT BRANCH TRIBUTARY (PC9263) Capital Facilities/Utilities Design and Construction Division Description: The Rabbit Branch Tributary project was substantially completed on April 24, 2014. The project consisted of restoring approximately 1,515 linear feet of highly degraded tributary of Rabbit Branch using natural channel design techniques. Project Overview: • Establishment of new and stable channel geometry. • Reconnection of the channel with its floodplain by raising the stream bed. • Placement of a reinforced bed to prevent future incision. • Stabilization of the stream bed and banks, reduction of erosion, and improvement of habitats through the installation of various in-stream structures to include: Root Wads, Soil Lifts, Log Sills, Log J-Hook, Rock Step Pools, and Modified Cross-Vanes. • Restoration of the site with native trees, herbaceous plants, and grasses to promote natural reforestation. • Reduction of 1,096 lbs. of total nitrogen per year, 85 lbs. of total phosphorus per year, and 81 tons of sediment per year leading to the Pohick Creek. Project Team: • Stormwater Planning Division – Sajan Pokharel • Urban Forest Management Division - Hugh Whitehead • Fairfax County Park Authority – Patricia Rosend, Ed Richardson • Utilities Design and Construction Division - Dave Becker • Utilities Design and Construction Division - Michael Stevens • Environmental Quality Resources, LLC – Steve Loughry • Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. – Bryce Aiken, Nathan Staley, Brian Chromey
  • 4. Rabbit Branch Tributary (PC9263) Capital Facilities/ Utilities Design and Construction Division Commonwealth Blvd and DeQuincey Dr – Tax Map No. 069-3
  • 5. Rabbit Branch Tributary (PC9263) Capital Facilities/Utilities Design and Construction Division Outlet from Retention Pond
  • 6. Capital Facilities/Utilities Design and Construction Division Rabbit Branch Tributary (PC9263) Newly Restored Stream Channel
  • 7. Before After Rabbit Branch Tributary (PC9263) Capital Facilities/ Utilities Design and Construction Division
  • 8. Additional Information For additional Information, please call www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes Capital Facilities/Utilities Design and Construction Division Irene Haske, Public Information Officer 703-324-5821, TTY 711 SWPDmail@fairfaxcounty.gov

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