Road Stream Crossing Site PLT-B-4

Platte River Watershed, Unnamed Tributary to Little Platte Lake
Bixler Rd
Benzonia Twp, Benzie County
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GPS Coordinates: 44.67939 , -86.10427
T26 R15 Sec 3
Adjacent Land Owned by Private
Severity: Moderate
Cost: $93,000.00
Site Location
Upstream Conditions
Downstream Conditions
Road Approach - Left
Road Approach - Right
Crossing Information
Road Width at Culvert: 18 ft.
Road Surface: Paved
Maintenance: year around
Low Point: At Stream
Existing Drainage Control? no
Any Failings? no
Type of Crossing: culvert(s) (Stand Pipe Inlet/single culvert outlet)
Is this crossing constricted? no
Are there adjacent wetlands? yes
Comments: -Landowner constructed dam/standpipe culvert inlet -Rock dam 10ft downstream from outlet
Left Approach
Length: 300 ft.
Slope: 1-5%
Vegetation: partial
Right Approach
Length: 400 ft.
Slope: 0%
Vegetation: partial
Culvert Information
Length: 60 ft.
Diameter: 1.5 ft.
Material: galvanized
Condition :fair
Flow: fish passage problem
Fill Depth: 3 ft.
Embankment Slope: >2:1
Fill Depth: 3 ft.
Embankment Slope: >2:1
Stream Information
Stream Width: 50 ft.
Stream Depth: 3.5 in.
Stream Current: slow
Stream Substrate: other
Stream Width: 5 ft.
Stream Depth: 0.9 in.
Stream Current: slow
Stream Substrate: sand,gravel
Erosion Information
Is there Streambank erosion beside the crossing? no
Is there embankment erosion? no
Is there erosion at the culvert outlet? no
Is there erosion at the shoulder and/or ditch? no
Is there pooling at the outlet? no
Is there sand over the crossing? no
Extent of Erosion: minor
Recommended Treatments
Action Recommended? no
Add pavement? no
Pave Left Approach: 0 Lineal Feet
Pave Right Approach: 0 Lineal Feet
Add paved raised edge? no
Number of erosion control structures: 0
Number of sediment basins: 0
Number of diversion outlets: 0
Increase fill? no
Replace culvert(s)? yes
Extend culvert(s)? no
Lineal feet to extend: 0
Other Treatments: Remove inlet standpipe/dam and remove downstream rock dam.
Comments: Fish passage is completely inhibited.
Total Points:0
This page last updated on 2/9/2022.