New Watershed Erosion Control Projects – McGhie & Betts Engineering Firm Retained

LUNDSTROM 2×3 GULLY MAP w Diagrams reducedThe engineering firm McGhie & Betts has been retained to identify critical water & soil erosion areas in the Circle Lake watershed, then to design erosion control structures for those areas and assist in the preparation of grant applications for the funding of a number of projects for their construction .  To date, they have identified four high-priority areas where the landowners have committed to working with CLA to correct or mitigate the erosion problem.  Figure 1, shown below, identifies a number of areas, by virtue of their slope, soil type and surface use, are defined as “critical” areas, i.e. are likely erosion sources.  Figures 2 through 5 show the critical areas in greater detail.  Click on the figure titles below to display:

The four high-priority areas have been selected as the first erosion mitigation projects to be proposed, funded and completed.  McGhie & Betts have agreed to prepare grant applications for each project and to work with the granting agencies to secure funding.  The four project’s names are:

  • Nugent – County Ditch #32
  • Lundstrom – Ravine
  • Boulay – Ravine
  • Trnka – Ravine

Their site maps are shown in Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9, respectively.  Click on the figure numbers to display.

 

The first project’s design, the Nugent County Ditch, is shown in Figure 9.

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