Road Stream Crossing Site BT_B036

Betsie River Watershed, Dair Creek
S Weldon Rd
Weldon Twp, Benzie County
Information collected by:
GPS Coordinates: 44.56865 , -85.97762
T26N R14W Sec 15
Owned by State
Fish Passability 0
Perch Height: 0.2 ft.
Total Erosion: 1.5822 tons/year
Severity: Severe
Year Inventoried: 2014
Site Location
Upstream Conditions
Downstream Conditions
Road Approach - Left
Road Approach - Right
Crossing Information
Type of Crossing: culvert(s)
Number of Culverts: 1
Structure Shape: Round
Inlet Type: Projecting
Outlet Type: Freefall into Pool
Structure Material: Metal
Structure Substrate: Mixture
General Conditions: Poor
Structure Interior: corrugated
Dimensions of Structure: Length 30 ft. , Width 1.3 ft. , Height 1.3 ft.
Percentage Plugged: Inlet: 26% to 50% Outlet: 0% In Pipe: 0%
Perch Height: 0.2 ft.
Structure Inlet
Water Depth: 0.9 ft.
Embedded Depth of Structure: 0.4 ft.
Water Velocity*: 2 ft./sec.
Structure Outlet
Water Depth: 0.4 ft.
Embedded Depth of Structure: 0 ft.
Water Velocity*: 5.4 ft./sec.
*Water Velocities were measured 0.4 ft. below Surface (with Meter)
Stream Information
Stream Flow: Less than Bankfull
Scour Pool: Length 0 ft. , Width 0 ft. , Depth 0 ft.
Upstream Pond: Length 0 ft. , Width 0 ft. , Depth 0 ft.
Riffle Information
Water Depth: 0.6 ft.
Bankfull Width: 6 ft.
Wetted Width: 4.8 ft.
Water Velocity: 0.8 ft./sec. (Measured with Meter)
Dominant Substrate: Gravel
Road Information
Sand County Road (Seasonal)
Road Condition: Poor
Road Width at Culvert: 13 ft.
Location of Low Point: At Stream
Runoff Path: Roadway
Fill Depth: 2.6 ft.
Slope: 1:1.5
Fill Depth: 2.5 ft.
Slope: 1:1.5
Left Approach
Length: 495 ft.
Slope: 1% to 5%
Vegetation: Heavy
LS Factor: 0.499
Erosion: 0.8846 tons/year
Right Approach
Length: 405 ft.
Slope: 1% to 5%
Vegetation: Heavy
LS Factor: 0.481
Erosion: 0.6976 tons/year
Erosion Information
Total Erosion at Crossing: 1.5822 tons/year
Summary Information
Fish Passability 0
A future visit to this site is recommended. To clean out vegetation and debris on East side of road.