Cold Spring Brook

Wabasha County

Wabasha County

Location: Zumbro Falls, Wabasha County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2012

Contact:  Hiawatha Chapter

Goals: Improve brook and brown trout habitat and stabilize creek banks along Cold Spring Brook from 1000 feet west of County Road 68 to County Road 60.

Methods:

• Installation of boulders, big eddy rocks, large woody debris, skyhooks and rootwads.

• Bank reshaping

• Planting of deciduous trees and shrubs, seeding and hydromulching.

Implementation: Construction of this project began in the summer of 2013, and final wrap-up is expected to take place by 2014.

Project Contributors: MNTU and the MNDNR.