Clear Lake Watershed. LARE Study Final Public Meeting Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Why are we here?. Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy applied for a grant to complete an Engineering Design and Natural Resources Assessment in the Clear Lake Watershed
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Clear Lake Watershed
LARE Study Final Public MeetingTuesday, November 9, 2010
A grant was awarded by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Lake and River Enhancement Program (LARE)
Davey Resource Group was selected to conduct the study along with its subconsultant Engineering Resources.
The total area of land that drains into a particular water body.
Example grade stabilization structure photographhttp://www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/solutions/gradestabil.html
Stable Cyrus Brouse Ditch streambanks
Two-stage ditch diagramwww.nature.org
Scour on Cyrus Brouse Ditch bank
Erosion is occurring along the south side of County Road 500 North and east of County Road 725 East.
Sediment and fine particulate matter washes from CR 500 North into the Cyrus Brouse Ditch subwatershed drainage system.
A portion of Wetland 11 is a sedge meadow dominated by Carex stricta (uptight sedge).
Wetland 90 had some unique wetlands species including Betula allegheniensis (yellow birch), Larix laricina (American larch), and Toxicodendron vernix (poison sumac).
Wetland 97 contained numerous unique wetlands species having high coefficient of conservatism values including Betula allegheniensis (yellow birch) and Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern).
This photograph depicts Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry) that was observed in Wetland 97.
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