Riley One is a comprehensive effort to improve the lakes
within the Riley Creek watershed.
Primary efforts include carp management, plant management, and water
quality improvement. Efforts span developing
an understanding, manipulating to test the understanding, and managing with the
appropriate approaches. The University
of Minnesota is currently understanding, manipulating, and managing carp and
plants (see prior 2 pages). The Engineer
is working with the University to gather data and develop strategies to improve
the overall water quality.
Current Project Status - DISTRICT ENGINEER
project is to improve game fish movement through the creeks. Current area of focus is Riley Creek where it
flows underneath Bearpath Trail, upstream of Lake
Riley, where the University has identified a few obstructions to fish movement.
The DNR issued a permit on April 9, 2012, for the proposed improvements. Coordinated with the Bearpath
organization to do the work as well as install a stream gauge. On April 12, 2012 improvements to fish
passage were completed by the Engineer and University including installation of
a level sensor.
level sensor is downloaded during routine creek monitoring and a flow measurement
completed, this occurs about monthly and will continue through the end of
summer. The flow and level measurements
can be compared to obtain almost continuous flow data for the creek. Observations of the fish passage areas are
completed by the Engineer when flow is measured and level data downloaded. The University also completes observations
about weekly. Fish movement for 2012 is
about complete due to the warm spring and early thaw.
completion: Work is being completed from
2011 efforts on Stormwater Pond Protocols project,
Riley Creek Improvements, and University Coordination.