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Restoring Habitat Connectivity in the Bob's Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania

The purpose of this project is to improve brook trout habitat connectivity in the Bobbs Creek watershed on the Allegheny National Forest. To accomplish this, two road crossings will be replaced with single open-bottom culverts. Also, this project will reduce flooding potential on the USFS road 116 and reduce the delivery of sediment to the stream through improved surfacing of the road.

Photo showing the outlet for one of the culverts to be replaced in Bobbs Creek, Pennsylvania.  Note the elevation between the culvert ends and the water level and the concentration of flow through only one of the three culverts.

Photo showing the outlet for one of the culverts to be replaced in Bobbs Creek, Pennsylvania.  Note the elevation between the culvert ends and the water level and the concentration of flow through only one of the three culverts

Inlet of culverts on Bobbs Creek in Pennsylvania.  Note the accumulation of debris and near complete closure of the culvert on the far left.

Inlet of culverts on Bobbs Creek in Pennsylvania.  Note the accumulation of debris and near complete closure of the culvert on the far left

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