Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Boise River New Dry Creek South Channel Gravel Augmentation Project

Project Location

Below the New Dry Creek diversion dam located in Garden City between the head of Eagle Island and Glenwood Bridge.


Loss of spawning gravel is a systemic problem below hydroelectric dams and is a known issue in the Boise River system. The Boise River has a good population of rainbow and brown trout, but the lack of spawning habit limits their ability to reproduce. Gravel augmentation is an approach to improve trout spawning habitat that has been done successfully in the Boise River by local Trout Unlimited Ted Trueblood Chapter.  We propose to add gravel to a side-channel that has good habitat for spawning trout.

A full and detailed project description with maps and background information has been presented HERE.

A short FAQ about the project is HERE.

Time Frame:

Project work will be done over the Winter of 2020/2021 with planning done the Summer and Fall of 2020.  Schedule is strongly tied to Boise Flood District 10 maintenance work schedule on the Boise River.



Staffing & Partners:

 BVFF Project Lead:  Troy Pearse  BVFF
 Consultants:   Tom Old, Jim Kazakoff  BVFF
   John Cassinelli

 ID Fish & Game

   Mike Dimmick, Manager

 Boise Flood District 10

    Tracy Hillman, Sr Ecologist  BioAnalysts


   Andy Brunell

 Trout Unlimited- Ted Trueblood Chapter


 Sunroc Corporation

 Donation of augmentation gravel


 Fly Fishers International (FFI)

 FFI has provided a $500 supporting grant


 Project work was completed 1/22 and 1/23

 Thank you volunteers!


 Project Description SideChannel Project Description.pdf
 US Army Corp Permit App  JointApplication.pdf
 FFI Grant Application  FFI Project Information Form.docx
 FFI Grant Letter FFI Grant.pdf
 Project FAQ Side Channel Summary FAQ.pdf
 Press Release BR Side Channel Press Release.pdf

A follow up to this project placed a sign near the gravel augmentation site explaining the life cycle of trout and the importance of the gravel.

Kent Christensen and Klaus Kissman of BVFF and the habitat information sign near placed near the gravel augmentation area of the Boise River.  The sign provides education to the public on the life cycle of trout, and the importance of providing gravel beds for spawning. 


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