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Mississippi River Kings Island Channel Restoration


This project involves the restoration of fish habitat within a 5,000 linear foot side channel of the Mississippi River in the City of Anoka. Along with fish other species that will benefit from the restoration and freqent side channels include amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and mollusks (FEMAT 1993). In the 1960's two land bridges with 36-inch culverts were developed across the channel to allow access for gravel mining on the island. The culverts and other instream obstructions have eliminated the natural transport of fine sediments. As a result the channel depths have been reduced significantly and the pool habitats have filled in with sediments. This project will remove the land bridges, restore the depths of the side channel and expose the gravel bottom (riffle sections) of the stream. There will be 26 root wad structures postioned to restore pool and shelter habitat for fish.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/21/2012 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Greg Lee

Grant Recipient City of Anoka

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $209,450

Expended $209,450

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

Management Unit(s) Local

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Anoka


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 9 Acres

Measurement 9 Acres