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

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