Accession Number : ADA118292

Title :   Flood Control Wild Rice River - South Branch and Felton Ditch, Minnesota.

Descriptive Note : Final environmental impact statement.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA118292

Report Date : Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The proposed project includes channel modification, levee construction, side ditch inlet modifications, lateral ditch inlet modifications and implementation of a wildlife corridor plan for certain reaches of the South Branch Wild Rice River and Felton Ditch, Minnesota. Environmental impacts include reduction of annual flood damages by 75% on 96,500 acres of agricultural land. Partial or complete elimination of terrestrial vegetation would be necessary along various reaches of both waterways. Stream modification would result in a loss of some natural stream bottoms and disruption of the previously altered area. Construction of a wildlife corridor along the modified reaches of the South Branch and Felton Ditch would increase the quality of terrestrial wildlife habitat immediately adjacent to the project.

Descriptors :   *Flood control, Minnesota, Rivers, Ditches, Channels(Waterways), Modification, Environments, Plants(Botany), Animals, Environmental impact statements

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE