DRSCW developed concept plans for the removal of the Churchill Woods dam and the restoration of the upstream riparian corridor of the East Branch of the DuPage River. Project goals were to improve fish passage and species diversity upstream of the existing dam, along with increasing dissolved oxygen within the stream.
About The DRSCW
The DRSCW (DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup) formed in 2005 in response to concerns about TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads) being set for the East & West Branches of the DuPage River and Salt Creek. The DRSCW seeks to implement targeted watershed activities that resolve priority waterway problems efficiently and cost effectively.
The mission of the DRSCW is to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders to work together to preserve and enhance water quality and stream resource quality in the East Branch DuPage River, West Branch DuPage River, Salt Creek, and their tributaries.