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