Here is a better look at what was formerly known as "The Culvert". The old culvert was actually two smaller, rusted out, crushed pieces of culvert that carried the the North Fork of the Snake. They had to go. For all this time, you probably never realized the stream was flowing under the Base Area. You can see the new channel has a pre-cast concrete foundation and is lined with rocks and boulders. It will be covered with a corrugated metal pipe arch and then back-filled with native materials. It is one of those projects that is critical to operating that most people never really see.
It is kind of like taking care of your house. Some things you just have to do. They are expensive, don't directly provide much pleasure, but you need to replace them before they completely fail.