Stream restoration and water quality improvements
|Received state grant to help pay for this project
||Clean Water Management Trust Fund will pay about 38% of the cost |
|Construction on schedule
||Construction began in January and is to finish in May|
||Early construction - Feb. 2013
||Construction nearly finished|
The transformation of Upper Torrence Creek is looking good!
Storm Water Services is restoring nearly a mile of the upper reaches of Torrence Creek in "The Park" business area from Reese Boulevard to McCoy Road. The stream work is entirely within the boundaries of "The Park."
The major problem for this Huntersville stream is sediment. The dirt particles smother aquatic life and negatively affect Charlotte-Mecklenburg's drinking water source.
The project area is circled in red
Decades of rapid growth in the Huntersville area forced Torrence Creek (and most other streams) to carry increasing amounts of storm water runoff. The fast-moving water eroded the stream bed and banks.
- Restore 3/4 mile of Torrence Creek
- Prevent approximately 112 tons of sediment annually from entering Mountain Island Lake
- Work cooperatively with the owners of The Park-Huntersville and the Town of Huntersville to construct a stream restoration project entirely on private property