During the summer months, a pond on Tatum Creek, an upper tributary of Woods Creek, warmed the water by as much as 15 degrees on the surface of the pond before it spilled into the mainstem of Woods Creek, replacing the input of critical cool water from this tributary. In 2010, the landowner modified the pond outflow to take water from the bottom of the pond rather than the top, allowing cold water from lower stratified layer to return to the stream.

This project was supported by The Freshwater Trust.