In-Stream Measures for Stream Ch. Stabilization & Bluff Erosion Reduction in North Fish Creek

Purpose

This is a continuation of an ongoing assessment of in-stream methods for channel stabilization and for reduction of bluff erosion that adversely impacts fish habitat and spawning along N. Fish Creek.

Objective

By implementing methods that effectively reduce the supply of material adversely impacting fish habitat, this work contributes to the Lake Superior Tributary Protection Plan, currently being developed, that will be part of Wisconsin's Great Lakes Priorities. This project contributes to WDNR and other agencies efforts to manage land use and stream conditions for the protection and enhancement of water quality and aquatic life in those areas of Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron (ABDI) counties which drain to Lake Superior along its southern shore.

Outcome

Papers that will be developed and submitted for publication include the effectiveness of the in-stream measures over the past 6 years and a real time digital photographic technique for observing flow events and triggering measuring equipment; the papers from the lab and modeling work will be in draft form. Conference and seminar presentations of this work are being considered, will be given to groups in the Lake Superior basin. The results of the project will be provided to various WDNR offices, to the USFWS, to the ABDI Land Conservation Department, and other local, state and national agencies and organizations. The project's contact person worked with the ABDI Land Conservation Department to use these in-stream measures at a site on the Marengo River. A proposal is being planned with the Bad River Indian Tribe to install these measures at another site on the Marengo River.

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This proposal is a continuation of an ongoing assessment of in-stream methods for channel stabilization and for reduction of bluff erosion that adversely impact fish habitat and spawning along N. Fish Creek.