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Corps seeks comments on Marsh Lake restoration project

Published April 30, 2015
Marsh Lake Dam

Marsh Lake Dam

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, seeks comments on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Marsh Lake ecosystem restoration project.

The Marsh Lake project will improve the nearly 4,500-acre lake, near Appleton, Minnesota. The nearly $11.5 million project also includes re-routing the Pomme de Terre River and modifying the existing dam to incorporate water control structures and a fish passage rock ramp at Marsh Lake.

Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in June 2016. The project is being funded by Corps of Engineers and the Upper Minnesota River Watershed District in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The Supplemental Environmental Assessment,, is available for public review and comment until June 1. Please address all correspondence on this project to the District Commander, St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attention: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth St. E., Ste. 700, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678. For more information, contact David Potter, Corps biologist, at 651-290-5713.

The Corps will host a public meeting May 4 at the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area and State Park Headquarters office, 14047 20th St. Northwest, Watson, Minnesota, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

All comments received will be made available to the public, to include the possibility of being posted on a publicly accessible website. Individuals are requested not to include personal privacy information in their comments unless they do not object to such information being made available to the public.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2014 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see


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