Watershed dams need repair

posted Aug 16, 2011, 2:45 PM by Frank Anderson   [ updated Aug 19, 2011, 2:09 PM ]
A hundred years ago, as part of the original watershed project in Minnesota, there were dams built on Surin Farms to prevent land erosion and preserve the water table.  Today, these dams are in need of repair.  This problem is widespread, but we have been unable to find the funding necessary to repair or rebuild.  We are afraid that without these repairs a hillside full of silt will eventually flow down into Cold Brook Trout Creek, blocking it to the extent that it will no longer be able to sustain the trout population.