Parks & Recreation Projects
Clear Creek Stream Mitigation Bank
The City of Coralville seeks to work with the US Army Corps of Engineers to create a stream mitigation bank on city-owned property along Clear Creek. The goal of the bank is to restore 6,565 linear feet of Clear Creek in two separate reaches and to restore 2,238 linear feet of Becky’s Creek to generate an initial estimate of 97,781 stream credits.
The project would use many different in-stream methods to aid in creek restoration, including:
- Floodplain connectivity
- Floodplain benches
- Re-meandering the stream to restore natural sinuosity to the channel
- Constructing rock riffles and restoring two oxbows
- Improving riparian buffer and controlling invasive species
Plan & Mapping
The project prospectus contains a detailed plan and mapping.
View the Clear Creek Stream Mitigation prospectus (PDF; large file size)
Public Notice has been issued from offices of the US Army Corp of Engineers.
View public notice (PDF; large file size)
Public comments are due by November 11, 2021. To submit comments and questions concerning this notice, contact:
Or mail comments and questions to:
US Army Corp of Engineers
Rock Island District, ATTN: RD (A. Steele)
Clock Tower Building – Post Office Box 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2002
Local contact for this project:
Director of Parks and Recreation
- December 2021-March 2022: Banking Instrument Development and Submission
- June 2022: Release of first 15% of credits
- June 2022-February 2023: Final construction documents and bidding
- Summer 2023: Construction and earthwork
- November 2024: Permanent seeding
Monday, October 18, 2021, 7:00 pm
Coralville City Hall
1512 7th Street
During a regularly scheduled meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission
The City of Coralville hosted a public meeting to share a concept plan that would allow the City to create a stream mitigation bank along the Clear Creek corridor in Coralville. The goal of this project is to improve water quality and habitat within and along Clear Creek in Coralville. The project would include in-stream and bank stabilization practices and also water quality practices within the riparian zone. The project was recently submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers, and is in public comment phase with the US Army Corp of Engineers.