Mississippi River Upper Pool 4 Islands

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Published May 11, 2022
Expiration date: 6/11/2022

The Corps initiated a feasibility study in 2017 to identify steps that could be taken to improve the habitat in Upper Lake Pepin, particularly in Catherine Pass. These measures include islands, water level management structures, overwintering dredging and shoreline protection. The proposed solutions are designed to work together to reduce sediment and increase water clarity within the area. The features include constructing four islands, refuge dredging, a water level management dike and control structure, an access road, two backwater dredged areas, three areas of shoreline protection, a mudflat, access dredging and a partial closure of Catherine cut.

If you have any comments on the environmental assessment they should be provided on or before June 11. Persons submitting comments are advised that all comments received will be available for public review, to include the possibility of posting on a public website. Questions on the project or comments on the Environmental Assessment can be directed to Nick Vottero at (651) 290-5316 or at nicholas.g.vottero@usace.army.mil. Please address all formal written correspondence on this project to District Engineer, St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Project Management, 180 Fifth Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1638.