Sand Lake

ABOUT SAND LAKE WATERSHED

Sand Lake Watershed

Jewel Creek Culvert Replacement

Completion: October 2017

Total Costs: $220k

Before

After

 

The Council partnered with a private Landowner and Natural Resource Conservation Service to replace a 6ft wide, 30ft long culvert on Jewel Creek in the Sand Lake Basin. This crossing was a safety and maintenance burden for the landowner and limited fish passage and natural stream function. Jewel Creek is a highly productive tributary for aquatic species and includes Coho, Chinook, Chum (historically), Cutthroat Trout, Steelhead, Sculpin, Pacific Lamprey, Pacific Giant salamander, Crawdads, and a variety of frogs. The failing culvert was replaced with a 35 foot bridge.