Little Jackson Creek Mitigation, Richland County, SC
ACEC/NC Engineering Excellence Award Winner
Over the past few decades, Little Jackson Creek, located in northeast Columbia, SC, went from a meandering stream with regular floodplain access to a channelized ditch suffering from severe, regular erosion, poor water quality and an impaired aquatic habitat. WK Dickson prepared a stream and wetland restoration plan and design for the creek that involved the design of two regenerative stormwater conveyances (the first of its kind in South Carolina). The project has resulted in complete restoration of the creek including significant functional uplift and water quality improvements to one of Richland County’s most impaired watersheds.