According to a recent report by the Raleigh News & Observer, more than 30 stream restoration projects have failed during or after construction in the state of North Carolina, “a few of them multiple times, turning what was supposed to be a cleanup into an environmental hazard.” The state is reportedly spending millions repairing these sites.
Some projects have damaged water quality by dumping sediment into waterways. According to the story, “errors in design or construction are partly to blame, but taxpayers absorb much of the cost.”
Reported restoration failures in North Carolina total $140 million. Read the News & Observer Investigation or Learn More about Standards for Restoration Success