Marsh Lake Enhancement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,630,000
Fund Source
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient
DNR
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(f)
Appropriation Language

$2,630,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to complete design and construction to modify the dam at Marsh Lake and return the historic outlet of the Pomme de Terre River to Lac Qui Parle.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,630,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,000,000
Direct expenses
$2,630,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Enhance 5,100 acres of wetlands

Source of Additional Funds

Federal Funds

Project Overview

The final design and construction will be completed for the enhancement of Marsh Lake for fish and wildlife within the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area.

The over 31,000 acre Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area (WMA) includes a mixture of grasslands, seasonal and permanent wetlands, and scattered croplands managed for waterfowl and upland game birds. The WMA is a critical stopover for both ducks and geese. Peak numbers of 150,000 Canada geese and 20,000 mallards are recorded. A portion of Lac qui Parle Lake (6,400 acres) is managed as a waterfowl refuge while immediately upstream a portion of Marsh Lake (5,100 acres) is managed as a Migratory Feeding and Resting Area. These two lakes also provide angling opportunities for walleye, northern pike and other species.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Ricky
Last Name
Lien
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5204
Email
ricky.lien@state.mn.us