Huge Reductions in Sediment Loading Result from Yeader Creek Stabilization

Since the creation of Easter Lake in 1967, 30% of the lake’s volume has been lost to siltation. As development has increased, the natural hydrologic function of the landscape has been disrupted sending large and forceful amounts of stormwater runoff into Yeader Creek which feeds directly into Easter Lake. Increased stormwater flows have led to unstable banks along the length of Yeader Creek. The sediment from these eroding banks is attributed to 60% of sediment loading into Easter Lake. So far, two stabilization projects have been completed. Stabilization at just one of the sites stabilized 2,600 feet of stream bank and has resulted in the reduction of 234 tons of sediment per year and 304.2 pounds of phosphorus loading per year!

 

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