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Work Begins to “daylight” 1,600 linear feet of stream in Forest Hills

by Prince Of Petworth — April 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm 5 Comments

This is pretty cool – from DDOE:

“The District of Columbia has begun work to “daylight” 1,600 linear feet of stream in northwest Washington, DC. This is the first time that stream daylighting, the act of uncovering waterways previously piped in an effort to restore natural habitat, has been undertaken in the District. The stream that is being restored originates from a spring on National Park Service land off Connecticut Avenue and flows to a bridge near the intersection of 36th Street, NW and Nevada Avenue, NW. At this point, the stream enters a pipe which flows beneath Broad Branch Road until the water comes again to the surface as Broad Branch, a tributary to Rock Creek.”

  • Anonymous

    I hope this doesn’t restore the natural mosquito habitat.

    • Mosquito habitat tends to only form in stagnant water that sits around for several days. Unless they’re planning on creating vernal pools or permanent wetlands, I don’t see that becoming an issue.

  • Anonymous

    very cool

  • Anonymous

    I’d be really impressed if they daylighted Tiber Creek.

  • crin

    That’s my favorite cross-park route when combined with Military Road.

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