In nature, a creek bottom has a variety of stone types + sizes. Depending upon the design requirements, a project may increase or decrease the variation to meet objectives. Slope, anticipated storm flow + other factors may play into the stone mix. Check out these related surfaces: river stones, ghostwood, coarse limestone + trestle basalt.
ACROSS THE CREEK
Depending on the grade change, surface choices + client requirements, access across a dry creek may be handled in a couple of ways. We love to use a bar-grate threshold to make a little bridge, mainly because you can enjoy the plant habitat + stones below your feet.
A proper dry creek will have the ability to handle the majority of storm water that interacts with that associated part of the site for most rain events. The change in contour, along with the characteristic stoney materials of a creek become an effective transitional element or border edge from one landscape condition to another.
Projects that feature a dry creek: