Lawndale Creek

Wilkin County

Wilkin County

Location: Wilkin County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2010

Contact: Headwaters Chapter

Goals: Restoration of habitat, historical hydrologic patterns and water table while also creating flood storage. Work occurred in 3.5 miles of stream in the Atherton Wildlife Management Area.

Methods:

• Removal of sediment from historic channel.

• Withdrawal of entire base flow held by farmer by providing a replacement irrigation source via well-pump upgrade and piping.

• Stocking of brook trout.

Implementation: Construction was completed summer of 2011 and stocking occurred January of 2012.

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, Minnesota DNR, and the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (which provided in-kind services for ditch improvement and some project management).

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