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Eau Galle Lake

Published Feb. 26, 2015
Updated: Nov. 23, 2020
Eau Galle Lake observation deck

Eau Galle Lake observation deck

Eau Galle Recreation Area features a campground specifically for equestrians.

Eau Galle Recreation Area features a campground specifically for equestrians.

Purpose
Authorized purposes for the Eau Galle Lake Project include flood control recreation, and enhancement of fish and wildlife.
 
Location
Eau Galle Lake is located on the Eau Galle River immediately upstream of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, approximately 50 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
 
Description
The project is composed of a large earthen embankment, an uncontrolled morning glory control structure and outlet works, overnight camping areas, a beach, picnic areas, a boat launch for non-motorized vessels only, hiking and equestrian trails and scenic overlooks.
 
Status 
An additional $6,000 in the fiscal year 2020 work plan funding will be used to improve wildlife habitat on project lands by controlling invasive vegetative species. 
 
Authority
Congress authorized construction and operation of the Eau Galle Dam, Eau Galle Reservoir, and downstream channel improvements via the Flood Control Act of 1958 (Public Law 85‒500).
 
Funding
FY 2020:
Allocation           $1,055,000
Work Plan                  $6,000
 
FY 2021:
Allocation           $1,055,000