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.
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.