Stream restoration and water quality improvements
Construction and final plantings are finished on a section of Torrence Tributary #1 in Huntersville. Repairing this stream was a high priority for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.
Torrence Trib 1 before restoration
The stream and floodplain were repaired
Like other streams in the McDowell Watershed, Torrence Trib #1 was damaged by erosion. Storm Water Services repaired the stream to improve water quality. Cleaner water is essential because water from Torrence Trib #1 eventually flows into Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s drinking water supply.
A major problem is sediment. Fast-moving water eats away at the sides and bottom of the stream. Dirt particles also wash off the land during heavy rain and clog the stream. Restoring this stream segment will keep more than a million pounds of dirt from washing down this tiny creek each year.
Stream work completed: December 2012