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    Lopatcong Creek restoration

    Yes, a new post. Sorry, I was bored. We recently completed a 1 1/2 mile restoration of Lopatcong Creek in three different towns in Warren County. The project was designed to re-slope badly eroded "vertical banks", create in-stream habitat, and reconnect this stream to its otherwise intact floodplain. TU funded the project through staff and TU volunteers helped with pulling and installing coir matting on the newly re-sloped banks as well as performing the native plantings with a little help from my skid steer with an auger attachment to dig many holes quickly. We have NJ's best limestone spring creek here, and it can be significantly improved over coming years with the effort it took to bring this big project to fruition. Native brook trout, wild brown trout and stocked rainbows inhabit this stream.

    The old Ingersoll Rand well that fed the plant atop the hill in Phillipsburg before restoration:

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    Bank work:

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    Re: Lopatcong Creek restoration

    This is great! Good photos of the work.


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    Re: Lopatcong Creek restoration

    More pix of a typical bank restoration on this stream. This is along the old Morris Canal stretch above Strykers Road.

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    Re: Lopatcong Creek restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by greg s View Post
    This is great! Good photos of the work.
    agreed. Fine work.

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    Re: Lopatcong Creek restoration

    Great job Rusty! Looks really nice.


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