Project # 8
In 1991, the Sandhill 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 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 will be 12.8 acres of permanent pool with an average depth of approximately,' 3
feet. The work would be let out on bids by the Sandhill River Watershed Dist. and cons truc tE
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.