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Table 6-1. Case Study Summary Table

Anacostia River (Metropolitan Washington, DC

Restoration          Technique   Restoration      
       Goals                Catagory    Techniques 
-------------------     ---      -------------------------------      
Reduction in                     Control of CSOs and urban 
pollutant loading        U       stormwater and land use controls 
 
                                 Stream channel restoration 
Restoration of                   (e.g., channel geometry; 
ecological integrity     I       stream bank stabilization) 
 
Restoration of     
spawning range           I       Removal of key fish barriers 
 
Increased quality and            Protection of existing 
quantity of wetlands     I       and creation of new wetlands 
     
Expansion of                     Extensive riparian and 
forest cover             R       upland reforestation 
 
Public awareness         U       Public outreach program   
 
--- 
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (1992)

Bear Creek (Iowa)

Restoration          Technique   Restoration      
       Goals                Catagory    Techniques 
-------------------     ---      ------------------------------- 
Improve water quality, 
aquatic habitat, and 
the aquatic community            Create multi-species 
in the creek             I       riparian buffer strip 
 
Provide design 
specifications for 
other projects           U       Monitor and collect data 
 
--- 
IStART (1993)

Boulder Creek (East slope, high plains in central Rocky Mountains, Boulder, CO)

Restoration          Technique   Restoration      
       Goals                Catagory    Techniques 
-------------------     ---      ------------------------------- 
Restoration of aquatic      
life by reducing un-              Restoration of natural stream 
ionized ammonia                   geometry and contour (i.e., 
concentrations and                replacing channelized berms, 
improving stream water            thalweg excavation, aeration 
quality conditions       I        structures) 
 
                                  Riparian zone revegetation 
                         R        and wetland creation 
 
                                  Streambank stabilization 
                                  (biotechnical method using 
                         I        wattles and brush layering) 
 
                                  Improved timing and placement 
                                  of irrigation diversion and 
                         R        return flows 
 
                                  Restrictive fencing and gating; 
                         U        grazing BMPs 
 
                                  Enhanced wastewater treatment 
                                  facilities for removal of 
                         T        nitrate 
              
--- 
EPA (1993b)

Upper Grande Ronde River (NE Oregon

Restoration          Technique   Restoration      
       Goals                Catagory    Techniques 
-------------------     ---      ------------------------------- 
Characterization and              Characterization and evaluation 
modeling of                       of impact of modified hydrology 
restoration factors               and sedimentation patterns 
that will contribute              attributable to land use on 
to reduction of                   stream channel morphology and 
summer water                      their effect on habitat 
temperatures to          I        suitability 
sustain a healthy 
coldwaterecosystem                Characterization and evaluation 
                                  of the condition of riparian 
                                  corridor vegetation and its 
                                  ability to act as a sediment 
                                  buffer and provide shade for 
                         R        the river 
 
--- 
EPA (1994)

South Fork of the Salmon River (Idaho)

Restoration          Technique   Restoration      
       Goals                Catagory    Techniques 
-------------------     ---      ------------------------------- 
                                  Reduce ground-disturbing 
                                  activities through land 
                                  reclamation, road closures 
Reduce sediment                   and reconstruction, and BMPs 
loads                    I        for forestry and roadbuilding 
 
                                  Remove sand from pools, 
Stabilize stream                  in-stream gravel cleaning, 
bank                     U        and riparian restoration 
 
Assess progress                   Collect and analyze monitoring 
                                  data such as core samples and 
                                  fish populations 
 
--- 
IPayette National Forest (1991) USDA (1989)

Wildcat Creek, San Francisco Bay tributary (Richmond, CA)

Restoration          Technique   Restoration      
       Goals                Catagory    Techniques 
-------------------     ---      ------------------------------- 
Flood control and                 Restoration of natural stream 
biological diversity     I        channel geometry and contour 
 
Preservation/ 
enhancement of 
riparian habitat         R        Planting of native species 
 
Provision of                      Construction of regional trail 
recreation, education,            system and educational 
and open space           U        facilities 
 
Reduction in sediment 
loads and peak runoff    U         Grazing management plan 
 
--- 
Association of State Wetland Managers (1991)

Technique Categories:

I = Instream;
R = Riparian;
U = Upland;
T = Conventional Technology.

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