Little Rock Creek

Benton County

Benton County

Location: Benton County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2010

Contact:  Mid-Minnesota Chapter

Goals: Improve 2,000’ of stream by narrowing the channel, reducing sediment deposition and erosion, lowering stream temperatures and permitting the growth of native plants.

Methods:

• Removal of brush that is causing erosion and stream widening.

• Placement of tree bundles along edge of stream to trap sediment during high flows.

Implementation: Construction was completed in 2010.

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, Minnesota DNR Fisheries and US Fish and Wildlife Service.