Exciting things happening at NL to assist reducing phosphorus entering the lake.
The Lands Council, USFWS, and Gonzaga University are excited to announce that they’ve just finished pounding over 400 wood posts in an effort to build 18 beaver dam analogs (BDAs) along Thompson Creek!
These BDAs will assist in settling out phosphorus-laden sediment originating in the upper watershed and will thereby improve Newman Lake’s water quality. They’ll also help reconnect the incised, channelized creek with its floodplain, encourage aquifer storage, and create wildlife habitat diversity.
They are now working on completing the weaving of natural brush materials between the wood posts.