ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County has begun restoration of approximately 1,100 linear feet of a stream near 3713 Fels Lane in Ellicott City. The unnamed tributary of the Hudson Branch to the Patapsco River, has been heavily impacted by stormwater and has eroded significantly as a result. This project will include the use of wood and rock structures, as well as plantings, to reestablish a more natural stream, reduce instream erosion and improve water quality. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by mid-January 2022.
"We continue working to create a safer, cleaner, and more sustainable environment for all our residents," said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. "With the impacts of climate change, it's more critical than ever that we invest in our streams, tributaries, and waterways. These much-needed improvements will reduce stream erosion and improve water quality while reestablishing a more natural stream near downtown Historic Ellicott City. "
While the project is not expected to impact traffic flow, signs have been posted near the project to advise motorists and pedestrians of the construction.
The project is partially funded through the County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program as a result of the May 2018 flooding event.
For questions or concerns about Capital Project D-1165, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email [email protected].