Identify Impaired Waters
303(d) Evaluation Report
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Austin, Magdanz and Hatten Creeks were all impacted by an impoundment called the Clark¿s Millpond (constructed in 1863) until the dam was removed in 2006. Prior to removal of the millpond it was believed that by removing the dam, the trout populations, stream temperatures and habitat would greatly improve. Limited monitoring conducted by citizens and Department staff have not documented much if any improvement to the before mentioned parameters over the last few years with the exception of the stream length exposed due to the removal of the dam. Local residents have complained to the Department that trout are absent from the system and that the dam removal did not result in the restoration of what used to be, prior to the dam being constructed, high quality trout water.