Accession Number : ADA130355

Title :   Mississippi River Headwaters Lakes in Minnesota. Feasibility Study. Appendices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


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Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 687

Abstract : This 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 of Corps' dams. The study includes a review of lake 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 feasibility 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 marsh restoration; and a review of the adequacy and effectiveness of the existing flood control project for Aitkin, Pine Knoll and Cedar Brook. The appendixes provide greater detail than the main report on the development of the alternatives and specific study aspects and include pertinent correspondence relating to study coordination activities among federal, state and local interests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lakes , Minnesota , Mississippi River , Reservoirs , Flood control , Soil erosion , Banks(Waterways) , Channels(Waterways) , Modification , Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE