East Indian Creek

Location: Wabasha County, MN
Contact:  Hiawatha Chapter

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2013

Goals: Reduce stream bank erosion and associated sedimentation downstream, reconnect the stream to its floodplain and increase natural reproduction of trout, habitat, biodiversity and trout angling opportunities.

Methods:

Removal of invasive trees from riparian zone and grading of banks to remove excess deposited sediment.

• Reinforcement of banks with indigenous rock from local quarries.

• Deepening of the stream channel

• Installation of overhead structures

• Planting of native prairie grasses and fast sprouting annual grains to anchor soils the first year.

Implementation: Construction in progress, will be completed in 2014.

Project Contributors: Hiawatha Chapter of Trout Unlimited

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