Project # 8
In 1991, the Sand Hill River Watershed District collaborted with many individuals and agencies to create a permanent
wildlife pool and associated wetlands. Participants included the U.S. Fish &
wildlife Service-$4,000 cash; East Polk County ASCS-$600 cash, SCS
engineering services-$6,000 in-kind; private landowner easements, MN
DNR technical assistance and local conservation club members.
This project consisted of a structure (dam) and an impoundment area. It would have a mechanical
spillway and emergency spillway which would be, supported in the earthen, dam. The Impoundment
area was desinged with 12.8 acres of permanent pool with an average depth of approximately, 3
feet. The work planned to be out on bids by the Sand Hill River Watershed District and constructed
according the Soil Conservation Service standards and specifications
The total project cost
was approximately $30,000 with the Sand Hill River
Watershed being responsible for project coordination and financing
not covered through other sources.
The project was meant to complement the Winger Dam and provide mitigation for the dam. This project died when the Winger Dam was denied permitting.