Reasonover Creek

Transylvania County, North Carolina

The Reasonover Creek restoration project successfully improved water quality and aquatic habitats in the French Broad River Basin and provided a demonstration site for a healthy riparian forest ecosystem as part of the DuPont State Forest property. The natural channel design project includes channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, wood toe revetments, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. The project serves as a long-term demonstration site for ecosystem restoration monitoring and education.