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Lindsay Creek

Lindsay Creek is located within Nez Perce County, Idaho and is a tributary to the Clearwater River (Figure 1). The watershed encompasses approximately 14,200 acres. Lindsay Creek flows in a northwest direction from its headwaters at Mann Lake joining with the Clearwater River near Lewiston, Idaho.

Three plans identify watershed resource treatment needs: 2019 TMDL Agricultural Implementation Plan for Agriculture, 2015 Lindsay Creek Stream Inventory and Assessment and 2015 Lindsay Creek Road Erosion Inventory and Assessment.

Figure 1. Lindsay Creek Location Map.

Watershed Improvement Needs:

The following needs were identified from the three planning documents.:

  • Decrease Sediment Load by 70%
  • Reduce Water Temperature to 16 degrees Celsius
  • Decrease Bacteria Load by 66%
  • Decrease Nutrient Loading by 72%
  • Replace and / or improve 20 road culverts
  • Stabilize 14 miles of roads
  • Improve 54 miles of streams identified as poor or fair condition
  • Plant trees along 6 miles of perennial streams
  • Reduce streambank erosion along 23 miles of perennial, intermittent and ephemeral streams

In This Section:

  • Discover Lindsay Creek
    This section describes the watershed’s physical characteristics, history, and provides an introduction to the watershed.
  • Learn the Issues
    This section describes the watershed’s issues including agriculture, fisheries, water quality, and much more….
  • Resource Library
    Find publications, photographs, videos, maps, and data regarding the watershed.
  • Take Action
    Read here to determine how you can help!

Discover Lindsay Creek

Lindsay Creek is a tributary to the Clearwater River and encompasses 14,200 acres of agricultural, urban and rangelands.

In This Section:

  • The Watershed
    Become familiar with the watershed’s physical characteristics such as soils, streams, plants, animals and infrastructure.
  • Lindsay Creek 101
    Facts about the watershed.
  • History
    Discover the area’s geological history.

Learn the Issues

Lindsay Creek does not meet state water quality standards. Pollutants of concern include sediment, nutrients, bacteria, high stream temperature, dissolved oxygen, flow alteration and habitat alteration. Learn more about the issues by selecting topics below.

In This Section:

Resource Library

The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District collects resources for public use. Resources include photos, videos, maps, publications and data sets. As these resources become available they are posted here.

In This Section:

  • Photos
    View photos from the watershed.
  • Videos
    View videos about the watershed.
  • Maps
    View maps relating to the watershed.
  • Publications
    Please go to our Publications page to view Lindsay Creek documents.
  • Data
    View available data collected for the watershed.

Take Action

  1. Plant trees along streams
  2. Plant vegetation on bare soil areas
  3. Reduce fertilizer inputs on lawns
  4. Irrigate properly, avoid over-irrigating

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