Catfish Run along Corrigan Drive
The consequences of increased stormwater runoff is evident here along Corrigan Dr. just downstream of the Oliver Miller homestead.
The stream bank is being eroded away during storm events. Tree roots are exposed and eventually the trees fall over and die. The soil that is carried away eventually settles out as silt along the stream bottom and can suffocate sensitive bottom dwelling (benthic) organisms (macroinvertebrates) that provide food for fishes. This siltation and sedimentation can decrease the variety of organisms living in Catfish Run. Increased erosion also compromises bridges and other infrastructure along the stream.