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STREAM PROJECTS

 

Project: Green Creek Habitat Enhancement
Location: Wilson, WY
Date: 2007
Goal:
Improve the aquatic habitat on Green Creek and an adjacent pond to support a self-sustaining wild trout population.

Description:
Green Creek is a small ground-water fed channel adjacent to the Snake River near Wilson, Wyoming. Its low flows and lack of gradient limit the available trout habitat to shallow riffles and sedimented runs. Intermountain Aquatics surveyed the project reach to determine where aquatic habitat enhancement features could increase the habitat diversity. A combination of constructed point bars, excavated pools, transplanted willows, gravel spawning beds and log drop structures were installed to provide habitat for all of the life stages of cutthroat trout in Green Creek. In addition to the habitat work on Green Creek, wetland terraces were installed on an adjacent pond to improve water quality and limit algae production. Logs were also added to the pond to provide cover for trout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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