Gilpin Creek Debris Slide
In the spring of 2011, water from a trough located above Gilpin Creek, on the Overton-Moody Range Unit near Grand Forks, was released onto an unstable slope. The ground was saturated and a debris slide occurred, sending a significant amount of soil into Gilpin Creek. A local guide-outfitter found the slide and complained to the Forest Practices Board about the location and operation of that trough. The complainant was also concerned that some new fencing, built to block cattle access to the creek, was not wildlife friendly and that it posed a potential danger to deer and wild sheep.