Wakefield Run
Stream Restoration Project

June 29, 2017

Follow the progress as Wakefield Run gets a healthy habitat makeover.
Our photo documentation proceeds at a more leisurely and seasonal pace now as the patient engineer Nature takes over from the boys in bulldozers. Check back from time to time as we record the changes that take place along Wakefield Run following the restoration project.

Very few fish were visible upstream of the Cross County Trail bridge. The large drops between pools make their passage difficult. Instead, damselfly larvae were visible in abundance.

Another possible trouble point is evidence that the stream is finding its own way in a couple spots, beginning to bypass the structures meant to contain the current.

Photo Checkpoint 1 - Mouth of Wakefield Run
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 2 - Beneath Cross County Trail bridge
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 3 - Rock vane
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 4 - Next rock vane (north wall)
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 5 - Boulder on south bank
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 6 - Next boulder on south bank
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 7 - Second root wad
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 8 - Second root wad
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 9 - Second root wad
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 10 - Rock channel below plunge pool
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016
Photo Checkpoint 11 - Atop I-495 culvert, facing downstream
Wakefield Run, May 20, 2016