Authorized purposes for the Eau Galle Lake Project include flood control recreation, and enhancement of fish and wildlife.
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.
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.
An additional $39,025 in the fiscal year 2021 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding was used to install cashless automated recreation fee machines.
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).
CARES Act $39, 025