The physical conditions around a stream have an impact on its water quality. Eroded stream banks, trash dumps, exposed sewer pipes, inadequate stream buffers and other physical problems around a stream can be identified as places where potential future action can be taken.
Sligo Creek Cross Section Survey
The Water Quality Committee will periodically survey two cross sections of Sligo Creek to see how it changes over time.
Stream Corridor Assessment survey (SCA)
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Watershed Restoration Division has developed this protocol that can be used by persons interested in observing physical problems in a watershed and prioritizing their restoration.
SCA survey of Sligo Creek (Google Maps Version)
Masaya Maeda, Water Quality Specialist for the Anacostia Watershed Society, conducted this survey of Sligo Creek using the Maryland DNR Stream Corridor Assessment protocol and identified physical problems in the watershed.
PDF files for the major parts of Mr. Maeda's Stream Corridor Assessment report:
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Sligo Stream Corridor Improvements by M-NCPPC
The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission carried out improvements on lower Sligo Creek from 2002-2004 to mitigate environmental damage as a result of the Wilson Bridge construction.