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By Andi Bourne

Dunham Creek Road opened after slides


August 8, 2019

USFS, Seeley Lake Ranger District

Heavy equipment working on the Dunham Creek Road removing woody debris from the inlet of a culvert to reestablish water flow. The machinery is depositing the debris on the outlet side to keep the wood in the stream system. Wood is important for stream grade control and building pools for complex fish habitat and overall stream stability.

SEELEY LAKE - Quick work by Forest Service personnel and contractors from Bull Creek Forestry cleared the Dunham Creek Road from recent debris flows caused by a surge of precipitation the last week in July. The road, although bumpy in some areas, is now passable. The Dunham Creek Road passes through the 2017 Rice Ridge burned area and is a popular access route to the Lodgepole Creek Trailhead and Bob Marshall Wilderness.

 Friday, July 26, after a microburst of precipitation, the road was impacted in three places by debris flows of mud, rock and trees that trapped members of the public at...

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