The Future Fisheries Improvement Program is proposing to provide partial funding to replace a dilapidated diversion structure located on Tenmile Creek by moving the headgate upstream to a location where it would be more efficient to withdraw water and provide for upstream fish passage. Additionally, the project calls for stabilizing eroding stream banks using small woody structures (harvested juniper trees) and for the installation of riparian fencing to create a livestock grazing exclosure. The intent of the project is to ensure upstream fish passage and, at the same time, provide a diversion structure that would allow water users to obtain their water rights. The project is located on property owned by Dean Bjerke approximately 0.5 miles north of the city of Helena in Lewis and Clark County.
The public comment period for this public notice ended on Monday, August 12, 2013.