ABCA Repairs Crossing Near Clinton

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority will spend between 10 and 15-thousand-dollars to repair a low-flow crossing in the conservation area at the south end of Clinton.

Supervisor Kate Monk explains the crossing passes over the Bayfield River and is used by Conservation Authority employees with mowing equipment as well hikers.

Monk says persistently high flows this year have created erosion problems at both ends of the crossing and they’re going to have to bring in some granular material and rocks to build the crossing back up.

Monk adds a strong flow for a very short period of time might not create a problem but this spring has been so wet the flow has been consistent and that tends to expose any weaknesses.

The repair work was not in the budget so needed board approval to go ahead and Monk says that was given at the last board meeting.