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Tom: This is the stream relocation as
part of the Highway 67, Oconomowoc
bypass, which was designed to relieve
traffic, through the city of
Oconomowoc. This is another Wisconsin
Department of Transportation project.
What was special, again, about this
project, was trying to balance a
roadway construction and staging with
the stream relocation here. This
particular stream was very important
because it has a natural reproducing
population of brook trout and brown
trout, so it's a high quality coldwater
stream; again, in a very confined
corridor. As you can see behind me,
there was a retaining wall that was
designed as part of this reconstruction
because of the tight confined location
between the tallest slope of that hill
way as well as the highway
To help protect the integrity of that
forest area, we erected that retaining
wall and were able to re-meander the
stream and we're standing in the
wetland mitigation area. This was all
part of the restoration design. The
stream itself was relocated far prior
to the roadway construction. That way
we were able to start to establish the
stream, wetland and reconnection prior
to the road construction as well as
design for the stormwater runoff from
that roadway, which, again, is a very
important aspect. We're trying to
maintain reduction of total suspend
solids and reduced erosion and runoff.
We diverted areas of runoff away from
the stream as much as possible, as part
of this overall project.
[End of Audio]
Title: Balancing Roadway Corridor Construction with Coldwater Habitat Protection, Rosenow Creek, Wisconsin
Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) discuss how designs for stormwater runoff from roadways in narrow transportation corridors can help protect coldwater brook trout habitat in agricultural settings.
Location: WI, Rosenow Creek, USA
Date Taken: 11/17/2011
Video Producer: Douglas A. Harned , National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA), USGS, North Carolina Water Science Center, Raleigh, NC
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Additional Video Credits:
Faith Fitzpatrick: Scriptwriter, Narrator, Scientist Consultant
Gerard McMahon: Producer
Douglas Harned: Producer, Video, Editor
Alan Cressler: Video
Luke McMahon: Video
Tom Slawski (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission)
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