Restoring a Stream Corridor

by Norman E. Kramer, (M.ASCE), Proj. Engr.; Morrison-Knudsen/Environmental c/o Morrison Knudsen, 1500 West 3rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44113,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1995, Vol. 65, Issue 9, Pg. 68-69

Document Type: Feature article


The Stream Restoration Project is an environmental remediation project in a residential area in the Northeast United States. The soil in the flood plain of the stream was contaminated with heavy metals, primarily lead and mercury, from an explosives manufacturing facility upstream from the residential area. This article relates the steps that the owner took to plan for and remove the contaminated soil.

Subject Headings: Soil pollution | Ecological restoration | Rivers and streams | Residential location | Project management | Water pollution | Residential construction

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