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Bone & Moody Lakes Low Velocity Fish Barriers


The project involves the design and installation of 3 low velocity fish barriers on Bone and Moody Lakes. This project will provide for the long term enhancement of native aquatic vegetation, a high quality fishery, and improved water quality by controlling rough fish populations. The barriers along with future harvesting will allow for the control of rough fish at populations that are conducive to achieving the management goals of the DNR & District for these lakes. This technique which is new to Minnesota will allow for the almost complete prevention of fish migration in an area where there is not enough slope for a standard velocity barrier and to avoid the high operating cost and uncertain control of electric barriers. This type of barrier would be valuable in numerous locations throughout the state with flat topography and future designs can further refined and guided by the experience in Bone and Moody Lakes.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/01/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Doug Thompson

Grant Recipient Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $283,000

Expended $277,959

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Washington


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 256 Acres

Measurement 256 Acres