18-2 Evaluating Effectiveness of Floodplain Reconnection Sites Along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Project Dates: Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2020
Project Description:

Former rail embankments can be modified to reconnect historically-isolated floodplains and increase floodwater and nutrient storage for reduced downstream impacts. Yet these restoration projects must consider the multiple uses and functions of river and rail corridors, along with the potential impacts and benefits to adjacent infrastructure and the environment. This research has generated a screening protocol for prioritization of potential floodplain reconnection sites along rail-banked recreation trails. Additionally, a two-dimensional hydraulic model has been developed for a demonstration site on the Black Creek to evaluate various floodplain reconnection alternatives.

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Researchers:

Kristen Underwood, Mandar Dewoolkar, Beverley Coghill-Wemple, Arne Bomblies, Donna Rizzo (UVM)

Champion(s)/TAC members:

Joel Perrigo, Jeff Ramsey, Staci Pomeroy, Mark Fitzgerald, William Gray, Renita Marshall, Rob Moore(LCPC), Ken Brown (VAST)

Implementation:

 

**Posters, Fact Sheets, Presentation Recordings and Other Materials are prepared for our September Research and Innovation Symposium each year. This page includes the latest materials. Check back in September for updated materials related to this project.