Hay Creek

Goodhue County

Goodhue County

Location: Goodhue County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2009-2013

Contact:  Twin Cities Chapter

Goals: Increase the natural reproduction and biomass, reduce the sediment loads and chemicals into the creek, stabilize degraded banks, and provide a stable environment for the aquatic species that depend on the watershed.

Methods:

• Bank stabilization with rip rap, soil erosion control blankets and native grasses.

• Installation of weirs and rock veins to narrow the stream

• Installation of skyhooks and lunker structures

Implementation: Construction began in the summer of 2008 and has continued every summer through 2013. If funds are continually available the work will extend to the entire watershed.

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