2017 Wilmot Stream Restoration Project-Village of Wilmot
The Village of Wilmot is requesting financial assistance to restore the natural stream channel of a tributary to the Middle Fork Sugar Creek in the Village of Wilmot. The project will restore approximately 1,100 feet of stream and adjacent floodplain in the Village. The Village of Wilmot was awarded a Partners in Watershed Management grant in 2016 for the design and engineering of this project. The construction portion of the project includes the creation of a floodplain bench, installation of scour protection, and re-vegetation of the riparian corridor using aggressive native vegetation.
The project will support the restoration of the stream’s flood storage capacity and connection with its floodplain. The project will also reduce erosion and sedimentation. The project will primarily benefit residents in the Village of Wilmot. The project will result in a more stable streambank, which will protect adjacent residential dwellings. The floodplain bench and reduction in sediment loads will provide flood reduction benefits and improved water quality.
The Village of Wilmot is also seeking a Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grant for a significant portion of its proposed local match.
ELIGIBILITY – AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN AUTHORIZATION
Amendment to the Official Plan Categories: Dam Safety/Flood Control
Amendment to the Official Plan Sub-Categories: DS-4 Debris Removal in Stream Channels
DS-6 Flood Mitigation
WM-6 Assist Local Property Owners with BMPs
Total Project Cost: $439,094
Requested Grant: $150,000
Recommended Grant: $130,000
The Board of Directors approved this Grant on February 17, 2017.