Bingham Run

Bingham Run

Bingham Run (Washington DC)

Bingham Run is  located in Washington, D.C. in the midst of a highly impervious urban landscape that has suffered greatly from mismanaged stormwater runoff in the past. This project is located at Rock Creek Park on National Park Service land. The incised channel at Bingham Run extended approximately 440 linear feet.

As part of the TMDL load reduction program, DDOE adopted Regenerative Design as one tool to meet their goals in the short term. Design and construction of these projects raised the invert of the stream channel to provide floodplain reconnection and created a series of riffles and step pools to provide detention and reduce erosive forces. The entire project was planted with a suite of native species specifically approved by the National Park Service. Additional cobbles and other

This design/build project, completed in 2013, is a regenerative stream conveyance system.  This involved raising the channel bed and reconnecting the stream with the floodplain and riparian wetlands to optimize the conversion of stormwater to groundwater and reduce its erosive energies. The RSC approach will improve water quality as a result of the cessation of headward migration of the channel incision. It will also improve local hydrology by tempering the influence of stormwater runoff on the stream, converting “peaky” surface discharge into shallow seepage, reducing bank erosion and tree loss, and improving the quality and quantity of water delivered to downstream reaches.

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