GCL used in stormwater pond helps maintain natural habitat for local cutthroat trout

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Courtesy of CETCO

PROJECT: Kearns Meadow Stormwater Pond
LOCATION: Jackson, Wyoming
PRODUCTS: BENTOMAT® CL

BACKGROUND: Kearns Meadow consists of 41-acres of land in the middle of Jackson, Wyoming. It contains approximately one mile of Flat Creek, which serves as an important spawning habitat for local cutthroat trout.

CHALLENGE: Stormwater from E. Jackson Road and N. Broadway was funneling through the town’s drainage system into Flat Creek, bringing with it unwanted sediment and chemicals. As a result, the town of Jackson set out to create an improved stormwater treatment and control system that better sustained the natural habitat.

SOLUTION: A composite laminate geosynthetic clay liner (BENTOMAT CL) was used to hold water in engineered wetlands and prevent erosion of soils during high flow events.

RESULT: The stormwater from Jackson streets now flows through a main channel into settling ponds, which allows sediment and particles to fall to the bottom of the pond before the water enters Flat Creek.

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