The Westervelt Mitigation Bank provides compensatory mitigation for unavoidable stream impacts within the Lower Black Warrior watershed. The 287-acre site is located in Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties, approximately 4 miles southeast of Coaling, Alabama.
The bank will protect the headwaters of Big Sandy Creek and is located just upstream of Big Sandy Spring, a local swimming hole. The benefits of this project include stabilizing and revegetating stream banks, restoring floodplain connectivity and hydrology, and reestablishing forested riparian areas. These measures will result in reduced downstream sediment and nutrient loads, as well as improving aquatic and terrestrial habitats.
The primary service area for the Westervelt Mitigation Bank includes all portions of Bibb, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa that are within the Lower Black Warrior watershed. Additionally, credits from the bank may be used to offset impacts in watersheds throughout the state with the application of a proximity calculation as determined by the Mobile District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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