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Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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The project will go to the firm with the lowest bid. That is how the game works. There are good firms in PA. No need to hire a company from Montana to do the work.

Any engineering company that designs this project will be required to perform hydraulic and hydrologic modeling analysis on the watershed. These models determine the existing and proposed floodplain areas and the flows during the flood event stages of 50 and 100 year intervals. Any dam, bridge or culvert work on a stream would require this modeling.

The substrate restoration can refer to the establishment of wetland areas that allow for the water to naturally permeate the soil rather than flow off.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 8:57


Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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Maybe we'll see people trying to poach muskies instead of trout from the kiddie pool now. Apparently Rod was back in the area because he mentioned something about it on FB. I dont think they hunted him down in CO :)

I think it's good. I never realized how bad the sediment was until I fished it after the water dropped from the hurricane two years back. The stream bottom was so clean and rocky. Now it's built up again with sediment.

How fast does the water clear up/settle after a dam removal is completed? Is it days, weeks, months?

Posted on: 2013/5/9 10:50
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Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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Don't forget that opening up river like Lehigh to the ocean increases available biomass for bass, trout, etc. for forage. Baby shad, shad eggs, baby eels, and so forth all increase forage base. This is healthy, even if they can't resolve all the issues with sediment, erosion, etc.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 14:41


Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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By the way there was a map in the Morning Call of which dams are included.Quote:

studiomule wrote:
Little Lehigh dam removal

Exciting stuff for Lehigh Valley anglers. I wish they'd post a map of which dams are included in the project and which aren't.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 15:31


Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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WFMZ Report

Here's the article via WFMZ. I haven't found the maps online anywhere, I don't get the paper anymore. Anyone have an image of the dams slated to be removed?

Posted on: 2013/5/9 17:58


Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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List of dams to be removed:
Jordan Creek...Helfrich Springs dam
RT 22 dam
MacArthur Rd dam
Jordan Park ford and other barriers
Little Lehigh.....Robin Hood dam
Trout Hatchery dam
Keystone Road dam
Private dam (I think it's the one in C&R section)
Wild Cherry lane dam

Posted on: 2013/5/10 15:19


Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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But there is no effort to restore brook trout.

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Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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But there is no effort to restore brook trout.


Because no one cares.


Posted on: 2013/5/11 11:17
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Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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Chaz wrote:
But there is no effort to restore brook trout.


won't that be a by product of this ? - i mean cooler water temps for the brookies ?

Posted on: 2013/5/11 13:20


Re: Little Lehigh/Jordan creek dam removals

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Chaz wrote:
But there is no effort to restore brook trout.


Should they put the cart before the horse? The stream is teribly degraded and it's been a cumulative effect for years. The first step is to remove the impediments, get the natural flow of silt and sedimentation working again to restore the stream. Just removing the dams is a major undertaking that will likely take a few years.

Posted on: 2013/5/13 12:09
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