April 18, 2013
Forest Service Personnel Conduct Reconnaissance Flight of Marsh Creek
Challis, Idaho: On April 17, Forest Service personnel conducted a reconnaissance flight of Marsh Creek from Dagger Falls to Highway 21.
They observed the following:
One tree approximately ½ mile below the confluence of Bear Valley Creek and Marsh Creek lying from bank to bank.
Five trees lying from bank to bank above the confluence of Bear Valley Creek and Marsh creek, with one being about a ¼ mile below the launch site on Highway 21.
An additional six trees span at least half way across Marsh Creek.
The Idaho Fish and Game fish trap was in place about ½ mile below the Highway 21 put in site.
This should not be regarded as a complete list of the obstacles or hazards. The observers may not have seen all down trees. Also, this is a very dynamic system; additional trees will fall and those in the stream will be moved by high water.
Full release at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5417051.pdf