Lanesboro area

Fishing

Lakes


Flood of 2007

This image was taken on Garvin Brook which flowed through this arch in Farmer's Community Park. Sculpin (an important fish species of southeast Minnesota trout streams)were found in pot holes in the road.

Garvin Brook - Farmer's Community Park

Here is another photo of Garvin Brook cutting across the road in Farmer's Community Park.

Garvin Brook - Farmer's Community Park

Garvin Brook used to flow down the channel on the left.

Garvin Brook - Farmer's Community Park

This is another photo of Garvin Brook in the Farmer's Community Park.

Garvin Brook - Farmer's Community Park

This is a photo of the Middle Branch Whitewater River in Whitewater State Park.

Middle Branch of Whitewater River

This is another photo of the Middle Branch Whitewater River in Whitewater State Park. The road with a large section missing is Hwy 74.

Middle Branch Whitewater River

The Quincy Bridges area of the Middle Branch Whitewater River can be seen below. Imagine the amount of water that came down this stream channel.

Middle Branch Whitewater River - Quincy Bridge

Below is a photo at the County Rd 25 Bridge on Rush Creek looking downstream. This area is hardly recognizable.

Rush Creek - Cty Rd 25 Bridge

The amount of power a large quantity of water has can be seen below on Rush Creek near Wunderlich's walk-in access. Our recent habitat improvement project in that area faired extremely well due to the quality work completed by our crew.

Rush Creek - Wunderlich's

Another example of the power of water near the County Rd 25 Bridge on Rush Creek. Large slabs of asphalt were lifted off of the road and into adjacent fields.

Rush Creek - Cty Rd 25 Bridge

The flood did cause damage in the Trout Run Creek watershed. Here one of our stiles lays on the stream bank with no fence to straddle.

 

Trout Run Creek stile

Here is an interesting photo of the abrasive properties of water on some stream banks. This was taken on Trout Run Creek below Lohman's bridge.

 

Trout Run Creek - Lohman's

Ferguson Creek, a beautiful little tributary to Rush Creek, was almost completely reset. The new channel is now many feet to either side of the old channel.

 

Ferguson Creek

Many tree roots in the Ferguson Creek valley had been scoured by the large amount of water and debris that came down the channel.

 

Ferguson Creek

It looks as though a bulldozer had worked the channel in the photo of Ferguson Creek below.

 

Ferguson Creek

A large debris pile on Ferguson Creek.

 

Ferguson Creek