Clear Branch Gravel Augmentation
Middle Fork Irrigation District (MFID) and the US Forest Service (USFS) teamed up this year to improve gravel supplies in Clear Branch below the Laurance Lake dam. Laurance Lake and the dam stop natural sediment movement downstream which has limited the gravel available below the dam for stream and bank substrate and habitat diversity. This project is designed to restore gravel supplies and improve Clear Branch habitat downstream of the dam. About $21,000 worth of gravel (~700 tons) will be added to Clear Branch throughout this project, which will continue for another 3-5 years. Monitoring will be ongoing during the next few years. This project was funded by MFID.