Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ley Creek Update

 The South Branch Ley Creek project site with improvement with new rainfall.  We received over 4 inches of rain last week, and it looks like  that was all we needed to fill the in voids between the stone fill.  The stream  is now flowing over the stones like we expected, and fish should be able to make  their way upstream unobstructed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ley Creek - Completion of Project

Yesterday marked the completion of a six year long Onondaga Lake tributaries restoration project funded under the USEPA's GLRI (Great Lakes Restoration Initiative) grant program.  This was a joint effort between the Central New York Chapter and the national Izaak Walton League of America.

The initial phase of our tributary restoration involved Beartrap Creek in Salina and Baltimore Brook in Marcellus, while the final project phase involved developing fish passage structures below a stone dam site on the South Branch of Ley Creek in the Town of DeWitt.

See attached for photos of the dam site on the South Branch before and after installation of approximately 330 tons of stone fill that will provide a graded passage for upstream migration of fish from Onondaga Lake through its Ley Creek tributary.

Before installation of stone fill

Before installation of stone fill

Installing stone fill

After installation

after installation