Chanticleer Gardens Stream Daylighting and Restoration

Client: Chanticleer Gardens
Location: Wayne, PA

Meliora Design provided civil design services for the removal of approximately 100 feet of pipe to daylight the tributary stream that once ran through the historic estate. The design included flow estimation and channel design in a way that both enhanced the aesthetics of the site, while providing the proper flow capacity and non-erosive conditions in the channel. Meliora worked with Chanticleer to develop a channel design that be planted and provided floodplain areas where streamflow could be stored and utilized by vegetation. Meliora also assisted Chanticleer in obtaining a Stream Encroachment Waiver through DEP and the Army Corps of Engineers. The daylighted stream will provide both aquatic and riparian habitat to the Garden, in addition to educating homeowners regarding opportunities on their own properties.