Boise Valley Fly Fishers
 
Since 1971


 

Boise River New Dry Creek South Channel Gravel Augmentation Project

Project Location

Below the New Dry Creek diversion dam located in Garden City between the head of Eagle Island and Glenwood Bridge.

Description:

Loss of spawning gravel is a systemic problem below hydroelectric dams and is a known issue in the Boise River system. The Boise River has a good population of rainbow and brown trout, but the lack of spawning habit limits their ability to reproduce. Gravel augmentation is an approach to improve trout spawning habitat that has been done successfully in the Boise River by local Trout Unlimited Ted Trueblood Chapter.  We propose to add gravel to a side-channel that has good habitat for spawning trout.

A full and detailed project description with maps and background information has been presented HERE.

A short FAQ about the project is HERE.

Time Frame:

Project work will be done over the Winter of 2020/2021 with planning done the Summer and Fall of 2020.  Schedule is strongly tied to Boise Flood District 10 maintenance work schedule on the Boise River.

PROJECT HAS BEEN COMPLETED ON 1/23/2021

Staffing & Partners:

 BVFF Project Lead:  Troy Pearse  BVFF
 
 Consultants:   Tom Old, Jim Kazakoff  BVFF
   John Cassinelli

 ID Fish & Game


   Mike Dimmick, Manager

 Boise Flood District 10


    Tracy Hillman, Sr Ecologist  BioAnalysts

BioAnalysts

   Andy Brunell

 Trout Unlimited- Ted Trueblood Chapter


     
 Donors:

 Sunroc Corporation

 Donation of augmentation gravel

 

 Fly Fishers International (FFI)


 FFI has provided a $500 supporting grant


 Volunteers:  

 Project work was completed 1/22 and 1/23

 Thank you volunteers!

PROJECT DOCUMENTS:

 Project Description SideChannel Project Description.pdf
 US Army Corp Permit App  JointApplication.pdf
 FFI Grant Application  FFI Project Information Form.docx
 FFI Grant Letter FFI Grant.pdf
 Project FAQ Side Channel Summary FAQ.pdf
 Press Release BR Side Channel Press Release.pdf




A follow up to this project will be placing a sign near the gravel augmentation site explaining the life cycle of trout and the importance of the gravel.


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