Conover Station Stormwater Wetland
Client: City of Conover, NC
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This project was undertaken as part of an effort to redevelop a brownfield area located in the heart of the City of Conover. The wetland receives runoff from an urbanized watershed of approximately 53 acres, with ten and a half acres of that area coming directly from the Conover Station development site. The 3 acre wetland is situated in a passive recreation park that includes walking trails, interpretive environmental exhibits, children’s playground, and covered pavilion. The project was partially funded through a Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) grant. JEWELL’s work included CWMTF grant revisions, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, site design, wetland plant selection and planting plan, permitting, preparation of construction drawings and specifications, bidding support and construction certification. When regulators blocked initial plans for an online stormwater wetland, JEWELL developed a plan that would provide equivalent water quality benefits per conditions of the CWMTF grant. The final project included a riparian buffer on one side of the stream, a two-cell offline wetland on the other side, and a grassed swale upstream on a reach of daylighted pipe.