As population increases, so does the need to improve and augment the road network. Construction of new roadways or modification of existing roads often requires diversion or modification of streams. If a stream is disturbed, government regulations require mitigation or compensatory replacement of the affected area in a similar environment. Stream mitigation is of particular importance in Kentucky, as Kentucky ranks second in the United States for having the most miles of waterways. Consequently, stream mitigation has become a significant factor in roadway construction costs. To date, no studies have been made to assess the execution of the mitigation plans or to determine the performance of mitigation projects. In a move to rectify this situation, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requested this study.
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Dupont, Bernadette S. and Palle, Sudhir, "Assessment and Modeling of Stream Mitigation Procedures " (2003). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1520.