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Little Alamance Stream Enhancement

Little Alamance Creek is in a highly urbanized watershed. This means there’s a lot of impermeable surfaces like rooftops, roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Because water can no longer soak into the ground, it’s got to find somewhere to go. Along the way, it collects pollution and carries it to a nearby stream or stormdrain. The Creek is considered “impaired by the NC Division of Water Quality because the water can’t support bugs and other critters that need fresh clean water to survive.

In May 2012, the NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP) completed a 2,600 linear-foot stream enhancement project in Burlington City Park. The goals of the project focused on improving water quality, weakening flood events and restoring aquatic habitat. A stormwater treatment system was installed for surface runoff treatment, and sedimentation through bank erosion is combated through a reconstruction of the stream channel and planting of a new vegetative buffer.





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