"The Upper Sand Creek Basin is part of a master plan for flood protection which helps prevent flooding like this 1952 Marsh Creek flooding in Knightsen".
Moving dirt to enlarge the basin
The existing basin receives significant amounts of trash that washes down from the upstream watershed.
Currently, Sand Creek through the site lacks riparian vegetation and is heavily grazed. This makes it a good candidate for restoration.
Sand Creek is through the site is degraded and an excellent candidate for restoration.
The existing outfall pipe and old cattle fencing in Sand Creek will be removed with the project.