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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Conservation District completes Gilchrist pond bank project


November 29, 2018

Basalt blocks are moved into place by a crew from Palouse River Rock in October.

The Gilchrist fishing pond spot south of Colfax has been reinforced by a Whitman Conservation District project after decades of erosion.

The pond, created by the Gilchrist family which owns the land, was built in 1947 by the late Demoine Gilchrist and is stocked with fish each year.

Union Flat Creek runs along the south side.

In 2016, a four-foot hole in the pond bank gave way and the water level dropped by three feet. The Gilchrists then called the conservation district in Colfax.

"Landowners that have the land don't necessarily have the financial means to protect the land," said Bria...

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