Black Brook Realignment

As part of the permitted expansion and wetland mitigation of the Seneca Meadows Landfill, AES designed and constructed the relocation and restoration of 2.5 stream miles of Black Brook. The stream flows through the buffer and expansion areas at largest landfill in the state.

Restoration of the stream to emulate its historic flow involved stabilizing both banks, primarily through the use of native vegetation and temporary erosion control measures. AES crews enhanced 350 acres of forested floodplain by removing invasive species and installing native seed and more than 55,000 plant plugs. More than 25 acres of erosion control mat was installed in seeded areas.

A section of the original channel was re-meandered as a tributary to Black Brook to function as a biofiltration stream and floodplain capturing sediment from discharge flows from a landfill sediment basin.

AES continues to monitor the site’s hydrology, flora, and fauna and provides management for invasive species, erosion, and wildlife activity.

  • Ecological Design + Permitting
  • Stream Bank Stabilization | Design/Build
  • Stream Channel Relocation | Design/Build
  • Ecological Restoration | Design/Build
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Native Seeding + Planting
  • Erosion Control
  • Operations + Maintenance
  • Compliance Monitoring

Stream Relocation + Restoration
Waterloo, New York
2.5 stream miles
Land & Water Magazine: Black Brook Takes a Challenging New Route

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