Restoration mostly done on part of Silver Creek

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Restoration work on a portion of Silver Creek in central Idaho is mostly finished.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the $1 million project to restore Kilpatrick Pond to more natural conditions is done except for replanting that's set for the next two growing seasons.

The work is intended to lower water temperatures and reduce sediment buildup at the pond by moving a channel and creating adjacent wetlands.

The Nature Conservancy owns Silver Creek Preserve that is downstream from the pond, and says the conditions at the pond have been affecting water quality for about 15 miles downstream.

Conservation Manager Dayna Gross says the pond's dam has been replaced. Four pipes have also been put in place to release water, and a fish ladder goes over the top.


Information from: Idaho Mountain Expres