Channel Restoration Provides Bridge over Troubled Water
Freese and Nichols provided erosion and flood control solutions for approximately 3,700 linear feet of University Channel. The project included three major components consisting of channel design, improvements to a local storm drainage system and improvements to a pond at the downstream end. This project required extensive public involvement as the improvements were located along the back of approximately 60 homes.
We used in-house fluvial geomorphology expertise to incorporate grade control structures and techniques such as rock riffles and rock drops. We also explored alternative channel materials and minimized hard armoring to use natural design techniques. The result was a project that was publicly accepted and permitted as a self-mitigating project through the USACE under a Nationwide Permit.
City of Garland
Construction Services, Environmental Science, Permitting, Stormwater, Structural