MURFREES FORK RESTORATION PROJECT
12,000 Linear Feet | Nolensville, TN | Construction Completed in 2010
This project is in the Richland Creek watershed in the Upper Cumberland River basin, which is designated as a conservation area for fish and lamprey species. The design included Priority I and Priority II restoration and enhancement in order to improve aquatic habitats, primarily for macroinvertebrates, reduce streambank erosion and stabilize the channel bed.
The Murfrees Fork Restoration Project consisted of restoring approximately 12,000 linear feet of degraded 1st – 3rd order streams in Middle Tennessee. BCH provided design and construction management services for the TSMP for Priority I and II restoration on streams that have been highly impacted by cattle grazing and anthropologic activities. The scope for this project included: Detailed hydraulic modeling using HEC-RAS; Full geomorphologic assessment; Reference Reach data collection and design approach; Topographic and Boundary Survey; Conservation Easement survey and legal plat; Instream stabilization/habitat structures; Sediment Transport modeling; Priority I restoration of 4, 1st order tributaries; Riparian Buffer Design including plantings at 400 stems/acre; Cattle exclusion fencing with stream crossings.