Slate Creek Aquatic Organism Passage
|Materials & Equipment||128”x83” Arched Culvert Replacement Project|
|Location:||Hill City, SD|
|Owner:||Black Hills National Forest & Rocky Mountain Region|
|Consulting Engineer:||Black Hills National Forest & Rocky Mountain Region|
|Application:||Watershed rehabilitation and aquatic organism passage|
|Special Project Elements:||The washed-out culverts were contributing sediment into the stream and impeding aquatic organism passage. The newly installed culvert allowed free movement of aquatic organisms and reduced sediment input into the creek.|
High stream flows in June 2015 washed out two undersized culverts on Slate Creek Dam Road. A road closure was put in place for safety reasons, but vehicles were fording the creek causing resource damage.