Two projects are planned for the Little Net River in 2021 and 2022. Funded by a DNR State Park Road Account Program Grant, the undersized and perch culvert on Bley Road will be upgraded to a free-span bridge that will improve aquatic organism passage and reduce downstream bank erosion. The downstream bank stabilization work is funded by a Clean Water Fund grant.
The second project is a stabilization project off of CSAH 8 east of Holyoke. A Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program grant with match from the Clean Water Fund will stabilize the failing bank to reduce sediment and nutrients into the Little Net River.
An undersized and perched culvert on Bley Road is contributing to downstream bank erosion on the Little Net River. Working with Holyoke Township, Carlton County Transportation Department and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the culvert will be replaced with a bridge in 2020.
Thanks to a BWSR Clean Water Fund Grant, the downstream bank will be stabilized to reduce erosion, resulting in improved habitat for fish. The culvert replacement will also reconnect the stream, removing an important barrier to fish passage.
Storm water from CSAH 8 has resulted in erosion near the Little Net River East of Holyoke, MN.
An unstable bank off of CSAH 8 is eroding large amounts of sediment into the Little Net River each year.
The soil and nutrient runoff from this slide affects aquatic life and contributes to pollution in Lake Superior.
The goal of this project is to stabilize the bank to reduce soil and nutrient runoff to improve water quality.