Accession Number : ADA130354

Title :   Mississippi River Headwaters Lakes in Minnesota. Feasibility Study. Main Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


PDF Url : ADA130354

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 281

Abstract : The investigation of six Mississippi River Headwaters Lakes: Gull Lake, Leech Lake, Pine River, Pokegama, Sandy, and Winnibigoshish centers on all water resource problems involving the operation plans for flood control, water supply, recreation, navigation, power, and conservation; review of erosion control problems downstream of Pokegama dam; review of bank erosion; a feasibility study of stabilized White Oak Lake water levels on the Mississippi River upstream of Pokegama and Leech Lake River; a review of flood problems near Riverton, Minnesota; a hydrologic review of the existing headwaters lakes perimeter diking system; a feasiblity study of removing channel obstructions on the Whitefish Lakes Chain; a study of the adequacy of the Leech Lake inlet channel; a review of a possible subimpoundment in Leech Lake and march restoration; and a review of the adequacy and effectiveness of the existing flood control project for Aitkin, Pine Knoll and Cedar Brook. The main report is a general, nontechnical presentation which evaluates selected problems, summarizes costs and benefits and other impacts of each alternative, and makes recommendations for further study.

Descriptors :   *Lakes, Minnesota, Mississippi River, Reservoirs, Flood control, Soil erosion, Banks(Waterways), Water supplies, Water quality, Recreation, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE