St. Lukes Episcopal Church

St. Lukes Episcopal Church

Annapolis, Maryland

This design/build project is located at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Annapolis, Maryland. Nearly 38% of the stormwater drainage area is impervious and the only measure of control is via a piped drainage system. About 22 acres of  of unfiltered stormwater is drained  into a 42″ outlet which discharges directly into Back Creek, a tributary of the Severn River. The objective of this project is to design and construct a Regenerative Stream Channel that extends 729 linear feet to the tidal interfact. The proposed project will provide 25,414 cubic feet of water storage, 21,178 square feet of aquatic beds, 36,099 square feet of forest establishment, and 57,277 square feet of wetland enhancement.  The design, featuring a combination of riffles and weirs, will ultimately reconnect the floodplain and restore the hyporheic flow which will reduce erosive forces, filtrate stormwater and, provide an improved habitat for native flora and fauna.