Photo Credit: USGS - Noel Burkhead
Glade Creek was experiencing excessive erosion where it passes through Vinyard Park. In some areas, there were near vertical banks almost 10 feet in height. The County obtained a Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and procured a Design-Build Contractor. Permitting for the project was complicated by the need to obtain a U.S. Fish and Wildlife biological opinion, as Glade Creek is habitat for an endangered freshwater fish, known as the Roanoke Logperch, shown on this page.
The restoration of 2,500 feet of stream in the upper part of Vinyard Park is expected to decrease sediment discharge by 831 tons/year. This project lowers both sediment and bacteria (E-coli) discharges.
*Note that the pollutant load reduction value for this project was estimated using the Chesapeake Bay Program Interim Rate, as reported in the respective grant application package that was submitted to DEQ.
- Project completed December 31, 2016
- 2,500 linear feet of stream restored
- 831 tons/year of sediment load reduction*
- Total Cost $888,000 (Local Contribution $448,000; SLAF Grant $440,000)
Compliance with MS4 Permit and TMDL Action Plan for Sediment Reduction
Implementation of this project also helps the County comply with its MS4 permit requirements and its Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan for Sediment Reduction, the latter of which was developed to help reduce sediment loading to the area’s receiving waters.