Big Creek (Park County)
Restoration of in-stream flow in lower Big Creek, a tributary to the Yellowstone River. The project involved converting from flood irrigation to a more efficient sprinkler system, creating salvaged water for two in-stream flow leases. The additional in-stream flow improved spawning and rearing habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout. The left photo shows the de-watered channel. The right photo shows the channel with restored in-stream flow.