5.5 Operations and Maintenance

Activities detailed in this implementation plan will require both ongoing and new operations and maintenance activities in this subwatershed.  These include inspection of erosion-prone areas of Six Mile Creek annually to maintain conveyance capacity and identify erosion that could contribute sediment downstream or impede proper function of the channel, and maintenance activities for existing and proposed capital projects (see Table 12).

Table 12.  Ongoing District operations and maintenance tasks for the Six Mile Marsh subwatershed.

Task

Spring

Summer

Fall

Routine Ditch Inspection

As needed

Every five years

As needed

Inspect Erosion-Prone Reaches of Creek

Early Spring and After Storm

After Storm

Late Fall and After Storm

Inspect High Vegetative Diversity Wetlands

Regularly

Regularly

Regularly

Painter Creek Wetland Restoration Area Vegetation Management

Regularly

Regularly

Periodic burns, mowing, or herbicide as needed

Remove debris in Six Mile Creek and other streams that poses an obstruction to flow or causes flooding

As needed

As needed

As needed