Little Sac Stream Restoration Follow Up

In November 2017, a 300-foot section of eroding streambank was stabilized and restored as part of the Little Sac Restoration and Improvement Project. This Longitudinal Peaked Stone Toe Protection streambank stabilization project includes an engineered floodplain bench, bendway weirs, unrooted live pole plantings, vegetated and curved keys, and rooted stock plants. Mr. Dave Derrick a Potomologist and Stream Stabilization Specialist with River Research & Design, Inc. from Vicksburg, MS designed and provided construction oversight on the project. We are pleased to report eight months after construction the live pole plantings are sprouting and the project is functioning well. Thank you to our contractor for Wildscape Environmental Services for the recent photos.

This project continues to help reduce nonpoint source pollutants from entering the Little Sac River, which will benefit our drinking water supply for many years to come! We appreciate all of our community partners that made this project possible including the landowners, the grant steering committee, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Greene County, Missouri Department of Conservation, City Utilities of Springfield, the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Stacey Armstrong Smith