Dobbins Creek Watershed Restoration
2011 - Runoff Reduction
Three projects were completed. All of the projects together will result in over 30 tons of sediment removal per year.
In the summer of 2011, conservation practices were installed in the upper reaches of Dobbins Creek to stabilize eroding stream banks. We contracted with the non-profit Minnesota Conservation Corps to assist with the labor. The crew worked efficiently, the weather cooperated perfectly, and the project came together exactly as planned. The banks of Dobbins Creek were armored with native cedar trees and anchored to the banks. Once the project was complete, we cut the side slopes back to reduce future erosion in the newly protected banks. The site was seeded and matted to assure that the final project had adequate stability once vegetation was established.
This was a new conservation practice for the staff and the community. Because of this, it generated significant media coverage from the local newspaper and television stations, broadening the public outreach and knowledge of water management in the area.