posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 11:56 PM
The DOT just resurfaced the Glen past Sheep Mountain Lodge last year. Part of all those 3R projects involves drainage improvements and, thanks to
changed regulations over the past few years, drainage improvements involves identification of anadramous streams. These streams are federally
protected, require design level permitting by ACOE, and then must be fitted with a culvert classified as a Fish Passage. 99.9% of any anomalies you
see on a stream (even a tiny one) in Alaska near a roadway is somehow connected to fish sampling. They're looking for fry, and considering that area
I'd guess they were looking for Chum salmon fry, that would indicate migratory fish make it that far up Gypsum Creek, thus mandating a fish passage
culvert rather than a smaller, cheaper CMP.
As for page one of this thread... I saw the word "remote" thrown about just a bit too much. Sheep Mountain is not remote, nor is Gypsum Creek. At
least not by rural standards.