Mill Creek 2013

 

Fillmore County

Fillmore County

Location: Fillmore County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2013

Contact: Hiawatha Chapter

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 will begin in 2014.

Project Contributors: Hiawatha Chapter of Trout Unlimited