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Wedge Creek Habitat Restoration and Enhancement


Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) established a stream restoration program in 2010. The program includes restoration and enhancement of in-stream, riparian fish and wildlife habitat in the Shell Rock River Watershed. The SRRWD has completed the Wedge Creek Stream Habitat Restoration Plan for a 1.95 mile reach of Wedge Creek, a tributary watershed that discharges into Fountain and Albert Lea Lakes in the City of Albert Lea. The project is divided into six individual reaches in accordance stream morphology. The watershed district is requesting funding for restoration of reach #1 (2,500 Linear Feet) and #5 (2,500 Linear Feet). The entire 36-acre restoration project is part of a program designed to: reduce stream bank erosion and associated sedimentation, reconnect streams to their floodplains to reduce negative impacts from severe flooding, increase natural reproduction of fish and other aquatic organisms and stabilize stream banks with minimal maintenance.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 02/03/2014 - 06/30/2017

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 $237,851

Expended $215,700

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 16 Acres

Measurement 1 Acre