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Saturday, November 10, 2012

County Agency Restoring Valuable Waterways

County Agency Restoring Valuable Waterways

November 10th, 2012
nov10streamrehab2Slowly but surely, the Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) and partners have been bolstering streambanks that have been washed away due to the flooding and man-made causes, such as the removal of vegetation. Most recently, the team completed a stream stabilization and fish habitat improvement project on a portion of the East Branch of the Genesee River in Bingham Township. The project on the Troyer property helped to re-establish more than 300 feet of stream bank. 

According to PCCD watershed specialist Jason Childs, the work will prevent approximately 130 tons of sediment from washing away annually. Funding was provided by the Great Lakes Commission, Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, Chapman County Environmental Initiative fund, and Dominion Foundation. Logs were donated by Steve McCutcheon. Six members of the Genesee Headwaters Watershed Association volunteer their labor.

“The district completed 14 similar stream projects throughout the summer in all three of the county’s major watersheds,” Childs reported. “Efforts will continue in future years to further improve the quality of these vast stream networks and reduce the kind of siltation that has impaired Potter County’s river, stream, and tributary courses.”


Anonymous said...

why do they get to correct streams in how they make there paths.. It's nature leave it alone

Anonymous said...

They fix man made problems with man made solutions?

Anonymous said...

High cost wasted tax dollars joke that doesn't work . Most wash out within a couple of years. Dredging the streams would be more effective.

Anonymous said...

You hit it on the head 7:06..One cant even remove gravel bars that effect the streams very much as to restrict their flow and would provide nice gravel to those who are willing to get some for their needs...Have to buy a special PERMIT to do this ....Rediculous!!! Besides they can spend all the money they want to and the well drillers are still going to kill the streams anyway....