US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Toad Creek, Borough of Topton, Berks County, PA

Published Dec. 20, 2012
Increased flows from larger drainage pipes under State Route 1010 (Weiss Street) are eroding the left bank of Toad Creek along Topton Borough’s municipal property. The project involves the proposed stabilization of the banks of the creek along the Borough’s municipal recreation facilities between Weiss Street and Home Avenue.

Increased flows from larger drainage pipes under State Route 1010 (Weiss Street) are eroding the left bank of Toad Creek along Topton Borough’s municipal property. The project involves the proposed stabilization of the banks of the creek along the Borough’s municipal recreation facilities between Weiss Street and Home Avenue.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: PA-9

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Continuing Authorities / Design & Implementation

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood Damage Reduction

AUTHORITY: Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended: Emergency Stream Bank Stabilization.

DESCRIPTION: The project site is located along the banks of Toad Creek at the Topton Borough municipal facilities between Weiss Street and the Home Avenue Bridge in Berks County, PA. The project consists of stabilizing the banks of Toad Creek along Topton’s municipal facilities with riprap and vegetative cover using bio-engineering processes where feasible. The project area begins at the existing outfall pipe headwall below State Route 1010 (Weiss Street), and extends approximately 200’ downstream towards Home Avenue. The project is the proposed stabilization of the banks of the creek along the Borough’s municipal recreation facilities between Weiss Street and Home Avenue. The creek banks along this section are failing and need to be stabilized to protect the borough’s recreational infrastructure. An engineering investigation has been performed and a recommended solution to the problem developed along with a cost estimate for construction of the erosion protection for the borough’s facilities.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project is the proposed stabilization of the banks of the creek along the Borough’s municipal recreation facilities between Weiss Street and Home Avenue.

SPONSOR: Borough of Topton, Berks County, Pennsylvania

PROJECT MANAGER: Jane Jablonski, P.E.