Derr Tract Sand Pit Stream/Wetland Restoration

A riffle habitat on a restored stretch of the south channel flowing through the Conservancy's property.

A restored stream channel that became a backwater wetland after a natural flood altered the flow of water to a different channel.  This kind of dynamic hydrology is an important part of the natural ecology of these streams and wetlands. 

This photo shows a portion of the restoration constructed in the fall of 2011 (left) next to a portion completed in 2003 (right).

A photo near the west end of the restored wetlands, showing a broad shallow (maximum depth of two feet) expanse of wetland that had formerly been a 6-foot-deep lake.


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