Vermillion River

Dakota County

Dakota County

Location: Dakota County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2010

Contact: Twin Cities Chapter

Project One

Goals: Improve fishing access to the river and trout habitat, create colder stream temperatures, decrease erosion and create a more suitable plant community.

Methods:

• Improvement the channel width and depth.

• Stabilization of the stream bank and improved cover for fish with installation of woody habitat and root wads, and bank resloping.

• Planting of native plants to improve the community and provide shading for cooler stream temperatures.

Implementation: Completed September of 2009

 

Project Two

Goals: Stabilize the stream channel, create cooler stream temperatures and improve fish habitat.

Methods:

• Create a more natural stream channel to replace the ditch.

• Add fish cover structures and also bends the in the channel.

• Planting of native plants to improve the community and provide shading for cooler stream temperatures.

Implementation: Fall 2010 – Fall 2011

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited and Minnesota DNR

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