Lick Creek Restoration

The Durham Soil and Water Conservation District is working with private landowners in Durham County to restore natural function to four unnamed tributaries of Little Lick Creek. Increased frequency and intensity of floodwaters from upstream urban areas have eroded stream banks and damaged both instream and riparian habitat.   The project aims to restore approximately 2,400 linear feet of stream by constructing a new channel and restoring the streams’ access to their floodplains. Once implemented, the new channel design will provide stable and self-maintaining stream systems.  As a result, sediment load will be reduced, improving the water quality and aquatic habitat of the impaired waters of Little Lick Creek and Falls Lake.