Moccasin Pond Brook Project

The goal of the Moccasin Pond Brook Enhancement Project was to remove blockages as well as install erosion and velocity control mitigations along the 1.3 km Moccasin Pond Brook within the Indian Bay Watershed. IBEC’s team of project staff worked with board members and other community volunteers to remove an existing beaver dam from the inlet of the brook, stabilize the stream bank with vegetation and rock combined with channel velocity mitigations. Structures that were installed included log/wing deflectors, log jams/diggers, boulder structures (clusters, deflectors, bank cribs), brush bundles, boulder additions to create riffles, channel reconstruction and realignment as well as riparian plantings. These enhancements will control erosion on the lower part of the brook as well as serve to deepen the stream bed itself. This, combined with removing an existing beaver dam, will improve the overall health of the brook and will enable access for salmon and trout to the headwaters of Moccasin Pond Lake.

Project Term: April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015

Project Statistics

  • Number of in-stream structures installed: 26
  • Number of blockages removed: 2
  • Number of trees planted: 1000
  • Length of stream restored: 1.5 km
  • Amount of restored riparian habitat: 4200 m2
  • Number of volunteers engaged: 43 people, 326.5 hrs

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