Small project creates big benefits for Wisconsin creek

A fish passage project in the northern Wisconsin town of Marengo cost less than $15,000, but it could provide huge dividends for a popular trout stream.

A small rock weir on the downstream side of the culvert elevated water levels, which provided fish passage to two miles of the creek upstream of the road crossing. Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A small rock weir on the downstream side of the culvert elevated water levels, which provided fish passage to two miles of the creek upstream of the road crossing. Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Government crews installed two rock weirs in Troutmere Creek to elevate water levels in the creek. The higher water allows fish to swim through a culvert that previously was above the water level most of the time.

The project will give trout and other fish species access to more than two miles of prime habitat upstream of the culvert and road crossing.

All of that for less than $15,000: What a bargain. Read the story here.

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