Road Stream Crossing Site CRW_004

Cedar River Watershed, North Branch Cedar River
Meredith Grade Rd
Sherman Twp, Gladwin County
Information collected by:
Huron Pines
Site Location
GPS Coordinates: 44.1263 , -84.551233
T20N R2W Sec 16
Owned by Private
Fish Passability 0.5
Structure is NOT Perched
Total Erosion: 0.2628 tons/year
Severity: Moderate
Year Inventoried: 2018
Upstream Conditions
Downstream Conditions
Road Approach - Left
Road Approach - Right
Crossing Information
Type of Crossing: culvert(s)
Number of Structures: 1
Structure Shape: Round
Inlet Type: Projecting
Outlet Type: At Stream Grade
Structure Material: Metal
Structure Substrate: Sand
General Conditions: Fair
Structure Interior: corrugated
Dimensions of Structure: Length 36 ft. , Width 5 ft. , Height 5 ft.
Percentage Plugged: Inlet: 0% Outlet: 0% In Pipe: 0%
Percentage Crushed: Inlet: 0% Outlet: 0% In Pipe: 0%
Structure is NOT Perched
Structure Inlet
Water Depth: 2.5 ft.
Embedded Depth of Structure: 0 ft.
Water Velocity*: 1.4 ft./sec.
Structure Outlet
Water Depth: 1.8 ft.
Embedded Depth of Structure: 0.75 ft.
Water Velocity*: 2.4 ft./sec.
*Water Velocities were measured 0.5 ft. below Surface (with Meter)
Additional Comments
Lat: 44-07.578; Long: 84-33.074 Landowner Cindy Christian
Stream Information
Stream Flow: Less than 1/2 Bankfull
Scour Pool: Length 40 ft. , Width 8 ft. , Depth 1.9 ft.
Upstream Pond: Length 0 ft. , Width 0 ft. , Depth 0 ft.
Riffle Information
Water Depth: 1.7 ft.
Bankfull Width: 20 ft.
Wetted Width: 10 ft.
Water Velocity: 1.2 ft./sec. (Measured with Meter)
Dominant Substrate: Sand
Road Information
Gravel County Road
Road Condition: Good
Road Width at Culvert: 18 ft.
Location of Low Point: At Stream
Runoff Path: Roadway
Fill Depth: 1 ft.
Slope: Vertical
Fill Depth: 1 ft.
Slope: 1:1
Left Approach
Length: 660 ft.
Slope: Less Than 1%
Vegetation: Heavy
LS Factor: 0.05
Erosion: 0.1636 tons/year
Right Approach
Length: 400 ft.
Slope: Less Than 1%
Vegetation: Heavy
LS Factor: 0.05
Erosion: 0.0992 tons/year
Erosion Information
Total Erosion at Crossing: 0.2628 tons/year
Summary Information
Fish Passability 0.5
Fish Passage is an area of concern for this site. Fish Passage & Erosion. Culvert is misaligned with upstream. Appears to be undersized
A future visit to this site is recommended. Fish Passage & erosion Note Landowner is VERY hostile to any changes