Living Shorelines & Created Wetlands

Sustainable shoreline management is an important issue for waterfront owners. In 2008, the State of Maryland passed the Living Shorelines Protection Act, making living shorelines the preferred method of shoreline erosion control.  McCrone is at the forefront of the soft shoreline design that is now virtually a requirement for permitting in the State of Maryland.  As unprotected shorelines continue to decay, and older protection measures fail over time, the old-school practice of hardscape stone armor and bulkhead for erosion control is being replaced with this more environmentally intuitive design.  Bit by bit, Maryland shorelines are returning to their more native states, and McCrone is helping to design the way.

The photo series to the right shows a Dorchester County, Maryland living shore line project before, during, and after construction.

Water Resources

  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic Analyses
  • Dams, Reservoirs, Stormwater Management Facilities, NPDES Stormwater Permitting, including Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Stormwater Management Permitting
    • Environmental Site Design (ESD)
    • Best Management Practice Analysis & Design
    • Permitting Assistance
  • Wetland Permitting/Mitigation
  • Groundwater Appropriation Permitting (GAP)
  • Stream Crossings
  • Dam Breach Analysis
  • Storm Drain Studies & Design
  • Floodplain Management Services
    • FEMA Floodplain Studies using HEC/RAS modeling software
    • Letters of Map Revision
    • Elevation Certificates
    • Flood Mitigation planning
    • Damage Assessment/Control
    • Alternatives Analysis
  • Irrigation & Water Supply
  • Comprehensive Watershed Studies, including planning, modeling, and retrofit design
  • Water Quality Sampling & Monitoring
  • Stream Restoration
  • Expert Testimony
  • Forensic Engineering Studies
  • TMDL Compliance Analysis
  • “As-built” Plan Preparation and Analyses
  • Bridge Scour Analysis
  • Design Review