Forest Drive

Forest Drive

Annapolis, MD

 

Forest Drive is a design/construction oversight project. This regenerative stormwater conveyance (RSC) detains and treats stormwater that is draining from the Forest Drive corridor, under Merryman Road and ultimately into an un-named tributary of Spa Creek. The RSC consists of a system of sand berms, riffle weir grade controls, and pools, all constructed atop a sand seepage bed. The system receives runoff that emerges from two stormwater outfalls located adjacent to one another on the property of the College Avenue Baptist Church. The system of RSC weirs and pools slows and detains stormwater sufficiently to allow infiltration into the underlyaing sand bed. The surface is planted in native wetland plants that aid in holding the weir-pool-berm complex in place while providing stormwater quality treatment. The combined detention, infiltration, and vegetative treatment results in a system that prevents further channel erosion, sediment and nutrient loading. Additionally, as is, the RSC system is engineered to successfully endure 100 year storm event.