The Spencer Plan

Drawings for a relocated lower Spencer Creek, from the HCA Board minutes

You can read more about the HCA's Plan for lower Spencer Creek in their minutes at their web site here.

What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments!

Comments

Scotcho Libre said…
Are they going to reinforce the bends in the creek? Won't it try to straighten itself if they don't? I'm sure there will be ecological advantages to making it snake.
Randy said…
I suspect they will take the best practices into consideration to ensure a healthy creek. This looks like a basic reconfiguration to the natural channel. Hopefully this will also help with a bit of floodplain flooding in the spring. Right now the water rushes pretty fast down the straightened channel. (I will take another closer look at the report)
Randy said…
From the plan conclusion: "Implementation of this plan will vastly improve the reach between Thorpe Street and Cootes Drive in terms of improving water quality, reducing bank and bed erosion, and allowing access to the floodplain during high flows, all leading to vast improvements in terrestrial and aquatic habitat.

All great things!