- North Carolina
- Johnston County
- Streams: 5,897 LF
- Wetlands, Streams or Nutrients: Neuse 01
The Uzzle Stream Mitigation site is located in Johnston County, approximately six miles southeast of Clayton in the Neuse River Basin within the HUC 03020201. Water quality stressors affecting the site include livestock production, agricultural production, and improper flow dynamics due to impervious surface runoff. Goals for the site include an increase to hydrological function and restoration to ecological function within the existing stream and riparian corridor and protecting these features in perpetuity. These goals have been accomplished by returning streams to stable conditions by constructing channels with appropriate dimensions and pattern. Riparian buffer improvements also were constructed to filter runoff from the agricultural fields and neighboring car lot, thereby reducing nutrient and sediment loads to the channel. Livestock exclusion fence was installed along the easement boundary. Benefits from these activities include improved water quality and terrestrial aquatic habitat. The site presents 5,897 linear feet of stream restoration and enhancement generating 2,876 Stream Mitigation Units along Little Poplar Creek and two unnamed tributaries and 268,834 SF of buffer enhancement credits. Construction was completed in 2019.