TROUT UNLIMITED-SOUTHEAST CHAPTER: Genesee Creek Dam Removal

Purpose

This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes. There will be donated value of volunteer hours from numberous local groups. Carroll College is contributing $500.00 grant. Other grant application dollars are expected to also match the total project costs.

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Restore Wetlands
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
Habitat Restoration - Instream
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
Restore Riparian Habitat
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
Dam Safety or Removal
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
Information and Education
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
Grant Awarded
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
Project Deliverable
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
Fisheries Trout Stream Habitat Maintenance and Development
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
This grant is to help fund a dam removal project on Genesee Creek. This a class 1 trout stream and an ERW. This six-mile tributary of the Fox River is one of the few trout streams in Waukesha County with a naturally reproducing population of Brook and Brown Trout. The Genesee Roller Mill dam is failing and poses a threat to public safety. The dam also impairs stream habitat and water quality. The dam was constructed in 1847 and consists of a 480-foot earthen embankment and a 15-foot wide concrete structure. The impoundment is approximately 2.5 acres and is filled with approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The proposal includes a community demonstration project that will model ecological restration of the trout stream, adjacent wetlands, and riparian habitat. A restroation plan will be created in the winter of 2004. EA, preliminary plans, and survey data are submitted. Chapter 30 permit applications have been submitted and the EA is complete. Project deliverables will include a final report with pre and post stream ecosystem analysis. Project and report will involve school groups and general public involvement for I&E prurposes.
 
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