Morten Creek SEP

Morten Creek SEP - 1999

Hatchery activities continued on this year with no major problems or event, until November, when a massive slide filled much of the creek bed with mud. This was the worst slide that we had ever experienced. Fortunately, Graham Knell was on site when it happened, so he could do some immediate "damage control". The mud was caught by sticks and debris before it could make its way to the best spawning bed. We don't know if any redds were covered by the mud or not.

Hatchery berm before

Hatchery berm after

Stream bed filled with mud

Streram bed filled with mud

Stream bed filled with mud

Streambed filled with mud

Site of landslide

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