Supervisors asked for support in river planning

For years there has been debate about what to do with the Reasoner Dam in Humboldt and how to improve the west fork of the Des Moines River through town. It appears that issue is once again on the front burner. According to Humboldt County Conservation Director Todd Lee, the Humboldt County Conservation Board is interested in looking into the matter. Humboldt Independent photo.

The Des Moines River in Humboldt County is a great resource and a thing of beauty, but the condition of the streambed and the ability of the low head dam to regulate water flows are an issue.
On Monday, Humboldt County Conservation Director Todd Lee met with the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to discuss the matter.
Lee said the Humboldt County Conservation Board is interested in moving ahead with a plan of action for the Reasoner Dam, but Lee wanted to speak to the Board of Supervisors first, before any preliminary action is taken.
“That’s why I’m here today is wanting to start an informal discussion. Any action on the dam or the river would have to have the support of the Board of Supervisors, and determine if this is a priority for you,” Lee said.
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