Getchell Creek Stream Stabilization
Getchell Creek is a tributary of the Sauk River, which discharges to the Upper Mississippi River. It has been historically channelized to promote drainage from agricultural areas and is a significant source of sediment and nutrients. It is an impaired stream on the 303d list.
The Sauk River Watershed District manages and protects the Sauk River and seeks to work with their partners to improve Getchell Creek by implementing stream restoration actions.
The benefits of this project include reduced sedimentation, improved water quality, and improved aquatic habitat and ecological function. In addition to the environmental benefits, this project is anticipated to galvanize landowner support for future priority projects.
* Project restores natural hydrologic conditions to facilitate improved capture and infiltration of surface water and groundwater recharge