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Eau Galle Lake Intake and Conduit Repair

Published Feb. 26, 2015
Updated: April 15, 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

A 2018 contract is scheduled for completion in fiscal year 2020; it includes sandblast, paint and replacement of joint material on the steel liner for the conduit, and sandblast and paint the morning glory intake structure. An engineering assessment will be conducted to determine proper anchorage for a debris barrier upstream of the intake.

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 2019:
Allocation                                                      $829,000

FY 2020:
Allocation                                                   $1,055,000
Work Plan                                                          $6,000