A Thompson Engineering project that manages storm water runoff with an environmentally-progressive approach is the recipient of an Environmental Stewardship Award from the Partners for Environmental Progress, a group that promotes business growth while preserving the environment.
Thompson’s Step Pool Storm Conveyance system manages storm water, solved erosion problems and restored a stream in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The project site, a stream in Joe’s Branch, flows into D’Olive Bay and eventually Mobile Bay. Before the step pool system was designed and implemented, erosion was threatening to impact motorists on adjacent Highway 31 and residential structures of nearby Westminster Village.
Thompson led the design and construction of the system, which is the first-of-its-kind in Alabama. The Step Pool Storm Conveyance system is an aesthetically-pleasing network of riffles and pools that retains and filters storm water during lower flow events, and dissipates energy during higher flow events. The project also included the restoration of wetlands downstream of the eroded area.
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Before - Headcut at Joe's Branch After - Step Pool Storm Conveyance system
Before - Wetlands After - Wetland Restoration