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.
Dry creeks are voids or low-lying seams that run through the project site designed to pick up water flows. A proper dry creek will have the ability to handle the majority of storm water that interacts with that associated part of the site. The change in contour, along with the characteristic materials of a creek become an effective transitional element from one landscape condition to another.
Projects that feature a dry creek: