Michigan Two-Stage Channels

Crommer Ditch 6 years after construction.Crommer Ditch is an incised channel draining a 5.0-square mile watershed with row crops and pasture (81%), forest (18%), and water and wetlands (1%). Prior to construction of the two-stage channel, Creel Ditch was a trapezoidal channel was subject to bank failure, required frequent maintenance, and frequently flooded adjacent fields. The Nature Conservancy – Upper St. Joseph Project Office received a grant from the Great Lakes Commision to fund construction of a 2100-foot reach of Creel Ditch. Crommer Ditch was a joint project between The Nature Conservancy....