Mill Creek at Mountain Gateway Museum
Headwaters worked with the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to enhance a reach of Mill Creek at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, NC. Mill Creek is a trout stream and its floodplain is located a FEMA special flood hazard area….
Swannanoa River enhancement at Veterans Park
The Town of Black Mountain recently completed a 2,000 linear foot enhancement project on the Swannanoa River through their park in eastern Buncombe County. Headwaters’ design focused on five work areas where bank erosion was threatening park facilities on the south bank and a…
Cane River Bank and Berm Repairs Are Complete
Using FEMA disaster assistance funding, Yancey County has completed repairs to a 400 linear foot reach of the Cane River at the county’s Cane River Park. Flooding during Hurricanes Florence and Michael in the Fall of 2018 eroded the river bank, formed a large…
French Broad River Bank Stabilization Completed
Headwaters Engineering worked with a group of volunteers to stabilize bank erosion along the French Broad River that was threatening the Camp Stephens Boy Scout Troop 26 building. Work was completed in March 2020 and the bioengineering treatments are already well established.
Tomahawk Branch Restoration Phase 2 Underway
Construction of the second phase of a stream restoration project on the Town of Black Mountain’s golf course is underway. Work on a tributary to Tomahawk Branch was completed in early June. Construction is being performed by South Core Environmental https://www.southcoreenvironmental.com/
Two Shoreline Restorations Completed
Headwaters Engineering provided design and construction observation services for shoreline restorations on Fontana Lake in Swain County, NC (construction by Baker Grading & Landscaping (https://www.bakergrading.com/) and on Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County, NC (construction by South Core Environmental; https://www.southcoreenvironmental.com/).
Winter 2019-2020 Stream Restorations
The winter of 2019-20 was busy despite the rainy weather. Four Headwaters Engineering designs have recently been constructed in Western North Carolina. Mitchell Branch through Ray-Cort Park in Burnsville was restored as part of a park renovation and water quality improvement effort. A collapsing…
2.4 Miles of Stream Restoration Completed in Asheville
Restoration of eight tributaries to the French Broad River was completed in July 2019. The streams had been badly damaged from excess stormwater runoff and the six-month effort included several thousand feet of newly constructed channel, installation of dozens of log and stone energy…
Stream and greenway repair in McDowell County
In August 2018, Headwaters worked with McDowell County, NRCS and Suttles Grading and Trucking to stabilize a tributary to Nix Creek that had eroded and undermined a greenway bridge. The solution involved creating a series of boulder steps and pools through the eroding reach…