Thanks for Attending the Poindexter Slough Tour!

BWC would like to extend a BIG BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Poindexter Slough Fishery Enhancement Project tour on Tuesday 3/31! The turnout was a testament to the importance of this fishery to our community, and to the importance of community involvement to this fishery. We look forward to observing and enjoying the improvement of the Poindexter Slough fishery over the coming months and years. Stay tuned to our website and our Facebook page for information about how to donate to support subsequent phases of the project, and volunteer for riparian revegetation projects along Poindexter.

This reach of Poindexter Slough near the public fishing access point was narrowed in order to increase velocity and reduce sedimentation. We hope this will provide dramatic improvement of the fishery.
This reach of Poindexter Slough near the public fishing access point was narrowed in order to increase velocity and reduce sedimentation. We hope this will provide dramatic improvement of the fishery.
FWP's Matt Jaeger (in yellow) addresses the group near the new Dillon Canal headgate. Before the Poindexter Slough improvement project, Dillon Canal Co. used to have to back water up in order to get water through their headgate, causing sedimentation in this area.
FWP’s Matt Jaeger (in yellow) addresses the group near the new Dillon Canal headgate. Before the Poindexter Slough improvement project, Dillon Canal Co. used to have to back water up in order to get water through their headgate, causing sedimentation in this area.
The first stop on the tour was the brand new and improved Poindexter Slough head gate. The old head gate only let a maximum of approximately 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the Beaverhead River into Poindexter. The new headgate can let in up to 500 cfs so that flushing flows can mobilize sediment deposits and flush them downstream. Managing sediment in Poindexter Slough is critical for maintaining a productive fishery.
The first stop on the tour was the brand new and improved Poindexter Slough head gate. The old head gate only let a maximum of approximately 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the Beaverhead River into Poindexter. The new headgate can let in up to 500 cfs so that flushing flows can mobilize sediment deposits and flush them downstream. Managing sediment in Poindexter Slough is critical for maintaining a productive fishery.
The group stops at a "reference reach" that was used as a template for how to modify other reaches of Poindexter Slough. The riparian areas have been reseeded with grass and should start to revegetate with a little rain (fingers crossed). BWC will also be involved in tree and willow planting projects in the coming months and years, and welcomes any interested volunteers.
The group stops at a “reference reach” that was used as a template for how to modify other reaches of Poindexter Slough. The riparian areas have been reseeded with grass and should start to revegetate with a little rain (fingers crossed). BWC will also be involved in tree and willow planting projects in the coming months and years, and welcomes any interested volunteers.
The wind didn't phase anybody!
The wind didn’t phase anybody!