In the 1970s, a structure was installed in Skunk Creek to reduce sediment and stabilize County Road 103.
Unfortunately it blocked aquatic organism passage in the process. In addition, it contributed to slumping upstream of the structure which is now endangering the road. Our project will restore the stream and stabilize the road using natural methods.
This project will reduce an estimated 226 tons of sediment from reaching the Nemadji, reconnect almost 13 miles of trout stream and improve safety on County Road 103.
A grant was secured in 2018 to fund construction of the restoration.
This grant will fund engineered designs and part of construction costs.
Staff will will provide technical assistance including survey and construction inspection. The department will also provide match funds.
Drone video provided by the Carlton County Transportation Department showing the project before restoration in the Spring of 2019.