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Whisky Creek Spillway Restoration


The project will construct a rock ramp over the existing 7-foot high spillway to restore fish access to the upstream reaches of Whisky Creek, while maintaining flow to Blue Eagle Lake through the control structure in the adjacent dike. The ramp will consist of a series of rock arches, designed to create riffle pools for migrating fish to rest as they make their way upstream. Restoring fish passage will allow access from the Red River Basin to over 36 miles of high quality head water stream habitat and well over 13,000 acres of adjacent lands designated by state and federal agencies for wildlife habitat.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 01/29/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Mike Rietz

Grant Recipient City of Barnesville

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $368,409

Expended $301,508

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 Clay


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 44 Acres

Measurement N/A