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Stanley Creek & Hulbert Road Improvement

June 30, 2010

The Platte River is well known for its steelhead and Pacific salmon fishery. A Lake Michigan tributary, the Platte River flows through Grand Traverse and Benzie Counties, with its headwaters occurring in Long Lake (Grand Traverse County). The Platte River Watershed has 52 road/stream crossings with 27 recommended for some type of improvement.

Site #SC-2 is where Stanley Creek, a high quality, first order Platte River tributary crosses Hulbert Road; this site was ranked severe with its steep, sandy eroding road approaches conveying sediment directly into the river during snowmelt and rain events. By partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Benzie County Road Commission, sufficient funding was secured in order to stabilize the approaches and include diversion outlets to channel runoff away from the stream.

Project Cost: $56,409

Best Management Practices

6 diversion outlets complete with rock riprap placement

Project Benefits

  • Halt annual input of up to 15 tons of sediment from the roadbed into the Stanley Creek and subsequently the Platte River
  • Ensure safe roadway for vehicle traffic
  • Reduce road maintenance requirements
  • Provide fish passage for various life stages

Contributors

MDNRE Platte River Watershed Improvement Project $20,000
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Benzie County Road Commission $3,288
River Care Program $

Partners involved

Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Benzie County Road Commission, and the Conservation Resource Alliance


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