Lake of the Woods Long Term Shoreline Protection Strategies
The sixth largest fresh water lake in the United States, Lake of the Woods has sustained significant shoreline erosion through a number of high water events, high inflows from the Rainy River, sustained strong NW winds, and erodible soils on the southern shore. This project implements strategies to protect and enhance private shoreline on the lake by addressing long-term shoreline management. This project will accelerate water quality projects and planning efforts using a multifaceted approach including zoning and land use planning, technical assistance, education and increased citizen interaction.
This project will result in a subwatershed retrofit analysis for the City of Mora.
Results of the shoreline monitoring program will be posted on www.lakeofthewoodsswcd.org. Information gathered as part of this grant will be used for a report which can be utilized in future disaster situations.
The SWCD and Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with WSN Engineering (Blake Carlson) completed a study to analyze wind and wave runup. The Army Corps provided this work free of charge with the agreement that the SWCD would provide them with necessary data and field assistance. This study has been incorporated into the WSN Engineering design plans.
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