US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District Website

Western Minnesota Reservoirs Recreation and Environmental Stewardship Master Plan Update

The St. Paul District is drafting a strategic land use document that will guide the district’s operations for Lake Orwell, Lake Traverse, Lac qui Parle and Highway 75 Dam in the years to come. The master plan, while conceptual in nature, will serve as the vision for both environmental stewardship and recreation as the Corps continues to serve the public in the 21st Century.

The plan provides guidance and facilitates the management of resources located within the Lake Orwell, Lake Traverse, Lac qui Parle and Highway 75 Dam project lands. To ensure consideration of natural and cultural resources, the St. Paul District is drafting an environmental assessment to identify and evaluate potentially significant impacts as a result of the master plan.

The current Master Plan was created in 1997. The plan focuses on what could and should happen over the life of the projects, but is flexible enough to adapt to unforeseen or changing conditions. The plan also includes all lands (fees, easements or other interests) acquired for the project to support operations and authorized missions. This plan will also guide and articulate the Corps’ responsibilities pursuant to applicable federal laws, policies and regulations.

Developed by a Corps interdisciplinary team, the plan includes coordination with local, state and federal agencies and tribal representatives, along with input from the special interest groups and members of the public.

The primary goals of the plan include:

• Establishing an overall land use management plan;
• Identifying resource objectives; and
• Identifying associated design and management concepts.

By definition, Corps master plans for reservoirs, land and recreational use do NOT address:

• Technical aspects of water level management;
• Regional water quality;
• Shoreline management; or
• Operation and maintenance of project facilities.

Lac qui Parle and Hwy 75 Dam

Monday, December 9, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Lac qui Parle project office
9055 1 ST Street West
Watson, MN 56295-0177

Directions

Lake Traverse

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Lake Traverse project office
6338 County Road 10
Wheaton, MN 56296-5469

Directions


Lake Orwell

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Lake Orwell project office
14780 Orwell Rd
Fergus Falls, MN 56537-7228

Directions

 

Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lac Qui Parle
9055 1 ST Street West
Watson, MN 56295-0177
Phone: (320) 269-6303
Lac.Qui.Parle@usace.army.mil

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Traverse
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
6338 County Road 10
Wheaton, MN 56296-5469
Phone: (320) 563-4586
Lake.Traverse@usace.army.mil

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Orwell
14780 Orwell Rd
Fergus Falls, MN 56537-7228
Phone: (218) 736-6463
Orwell.Lake@usace.army.mil