Location: Wabasha County, MN
Contact: Hiawatha Chapter
Funding: Lessard-Sams 2012
Goals: Improve brook and brown trout habitat and stabilize creek banks along Cold Spring Brook from 1000 feet west of County Road 68 to County Road 60.
• Installation of boulders, big eddy rocks, large woody debris, skyhooks and rootwads.
• Bank reshaping
• Planting of deciduous trees and shrubs, seeding and hydromulching.
Implementation: Construction of this project began in the summer of 2013, and final wrap-up is expected to take place by 2014.
Project Contributors: MNTU and the MNDNR.
Spring 2019 flood damage
An unusual combination of environmental factors in spring 2019 caused damage to many stretches of this and neighboring creeks, including portions within the habitat improvement site(s). MNTU is in the process of reviewing the project site and developing repair plans, which may include design revisions. Appropriate repairs will be made after amended permits are secured.