The headwaters of Kerber Creek start above Bonanza, Colorado, and flow for 26 miles past Villa Grove, until its confluence with San Luis Creek at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Since the inception of the project in 2008, Trout Unlimited and project partners have restored seven miles of stream and 14 miles of stream bank. Unstable stream conditions were created by several flood events in the 1900ís that deposited historic mine wastes throughout the downstream floodplain. The highly acidic soils did not provide a good growing medium for riparian plants, resulting in unstable stream banks throughout the lower watershed.
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