Duck Creek Mitigation Bank


West Virginia


HUC 05020002/West Fork

Project In Development

Duck creek is a mitigation bank under development in Watters Smith Memorial State Park within the West Fork HUC 8 River Watershed (05020002). The bank will provide stream and wetland mitigation credits to compensate for unavoidable impacts to waters of the Unites States authorized under Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

Our proposal includes stabilizing the stream bank, with the installation of natural reinforcements and forested riparian buffers, restore the floodplain by lowering stream bank heights and promoting natural overbank flood flows, and increase aquatic habitat and fish species diversity and migration through the addition of instream cover and native woody debris.

Pre Restoration 1

During Construction

Primary Service Area:
West Fork HUC 8


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Project Goals

  • Promote nutrient and sediment reduction by restoring and preserving wetlands, streams, and riparian buffers.
  • Improve flood attenuation by restoring stream channel hydrology and floodplain connectivity.
  • Enhance terrestrial habitats to support wildlife diversity throughout the park.
  • Enhance aquatic habitat for recruitment of macro invertebrate and vertebrate populations.

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