Replacing Undersized Culverts

The Lake George Association (LGA) worked with a group of partners to replace an undersized culvert on Foster Brook in Huletts Landing, NY. In recent years, two catastrophic events (tropical storm Irene in 2011 and a beaver dam break) on Foster Brook caused significant erosion downstream of the culvert, which was worsened during storm events that followed. The new culvert helps to eliminate the firehose effect created by the smaller culvert that was there and allows the brook to flow more naturally. Efforts to stabilize the stream bank help to minimize erosion, which significantly reduces phosphorus loading entering Lake George. The wider bottomless culvert also improves stream habitat by making it easier for fish and other organisms to move past the road.

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