River Crest Golf Course Community Rain Gardens

Description

As its name implies, RiverCrest is situated 300 feet above the Schuylkill River on bluffs with slopes in excess of 1 to 1. The tract is bisected by two ravines with seeps, springs and tributaries to the Schuylkill River. Conventional stormwater management systems would have resulted in basins with outlets at the top of the steep slopes. Site investigations revealed that the bluffs are underlain by fractured shale, meaning that these plateaus act as recharge areas for the underground aquifers. Instead of attempting to dig and install basins, rain gardens were installed on the grounds of this golf course community as a means of stormwater retention and infiltration.

Location

County: Montgomery
Watershed: Schuylkill River

Partners

Land Concepts 
Lejuene Properties

Cost

Unavailable

Contact

David Cavanaugh
Land Concepts
593 Skippack Pike #300
Blue Bell, PA 19422
215-646-2988
LndConcpts@aol.com

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