The Quarton Lake
restoration project includes dredging of sediment which has
accumulated over the past 30 years, shoreline stabilization
utilizing bio-engineering techniques to the extent possible,
creation of fish habitat in the lake, and an assessment of
the tributary stream corridor. The stream assessment included
a streambank erosion inventory and severity index based on
MDEQ procedures to identify areas of erosion and sediment
sources. Other components of the stream assessment included
GLEAS habitat survey, biomonitoring, outfall toxicity tests,
TSS, flow, and water quality monitoring. Restoration activities
were coordinated with improvements to the adjacent park.
Ad Hoc Committee meetings throughout the design phase to solicit
public input and to ensure that residents' concerns would
be addressed. In addition, throughout construction, HRC assisted
the City with developing flyers for area residents and articles
for neighborhood association newsletters to apprise them of
HRC assisted the
City in developing and hosting a workshop for riparian land
HRC was successful
in obtaining grant funds for the City of Birmingham through
the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Program.
HRC will assist the City with grant administration and reporting.