Foster Branch Stream Study (2013)

Foster Branch, a tributary to the Gunpowder River, is in Joppa. The watershed, or area of land that drains to the stream, is 1,400 acres. The headwaters is near the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and Magnolia Road.

Use the map viewer below to explore Foster Branch and its watershed.


The Foster Branch Stream Study and supplemental appendices were completed in 2013. This plan outlines potential restoration projects to improve stream health.

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Active restoration projects

Completed restoration projects

  • Dembytown stream restoration (2017)
  • Trimble Road stream restoration (2015)
  • Woodbridge stream restoration (2015)
  • Woodbridge stormwater retrofit (2013)