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Goose Lake Restoration and Carp Exclusion


The project is designed to be part of a multi-prong approach to watershed and lake restoration in the SRRWD. The permanent fish barrier is a necessary element to prevent the migration of rough fish through wetlands while other work is done to improve water quality, enhance aquatic vegetation and restore a healthy fish population that includes carp-egg predators. Visible and measurable effects are anticipated within one to three years. The Goose Lake Fish Barrier Project has been identified as a high priority in the SRRWD Management Plan, DNR Shallow Lake Management Plan 2010 (pg. 9), and Long Range Duck Recovery Plan 2006 (pg. 18).

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/05/2013 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Andy Henschel

Grant Recipient Shell Rock River Watershed District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $395,000

Expended $394,832

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

Management Unit(s) Public Water

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Freeborn


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 3257 Acres

Measurement 92 Acres

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres