USA: North and Sturgeon Lakes Projects to Involve Dredging

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North and Sturgeon Lakes Projects to Involve Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house in Prescott, Wis., March 27, to discuss a study to improve habitat in and around North and Sturgeon lakes.

The open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Prescott City Hall Council Chambers located at 800 Borner Street N, Prescott, Wis. During the open house, the public will have the chance to speak with Corps of Engineers officials and staff from other resource agencies.

The Corps is currently studying ways to improve fish and wildlife habitat in and around the two lakes. Possible activities include dredging to increase the water depth, island construction, summer pool drawdowns and erosion protection. A project cost estimate and possible construction schedule will be determined during the study.

The study is part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration, formerly known as the Environmental Management Program. The program is a cooperative effort of federal, state and local governments and is focused on habitat restoration projects and resource monitoring. More than 55 projects and 100,000 acres of habitat restoration have been completed since the program was created in 1986.

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Press Release, March 12, 2014

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