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SHELL ROCK RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT RECEIVES ENGINEERING UPDATE ON FOUNTAIN LAKE RESTORATION PROJECT

The Shell Rock River Watershed District Board of Managers received an update from Barr Engineering on the status of the Fountain Lake Restoration Project. After years of water testing and preparation by the District, Barr Engineering was able to compile initial findings on the development of the Fountain Lake restoration plan.

 

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Shell Rock River Watershed District Prepares Next Steps for Fountain Lake Restoration Project

The Shell Rock River Watershed District took steps recently to lay the groundwork for the 2014 Legislative Session. The District submitted the Fountain Lake Restoration Project to Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) to be considered for Governor Mark Dayton’s 2014 bonding bill. The District is asking for $7.5 million for the project.

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Shell Rock River Watershed District Approves Engineering Contract for Fountain Lake Restoration

Shell Rock River Watershed District Approves Engineering Contract for Fountain Lake Restoration

The Shell Rock River Watershed District crossed another key hurdle with the execution of the Phase I Engineering Agreement for the Fountain Lake Restoration Project. On March 14, 2013, the District confirmed Barr Engineering as the lead engineers in completing a restoration road map for Fountain Lake.

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Local Support Heard at Senate Hearing for Fountain Lake Restoration Project (2)

St. Paul, MN – The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division heard loud and clear that city, business and community leaders support efforts to restore Fountain Lake. Funding for the Fountain Lake Restoration project is in HF271/SF200; providing $7.5 million for the clean up and removal of sediment from Fountain Lake.

 

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Local Support Heard at Senate Hearing for Fountain Lake Restoration Project

St. Paul, MN – The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division heard loud and clear that city, business and community leaders support efforts to restore Fountain Lake. Funding for the Fountain Lake Restoration project is in HF271/SF200; providing $7.5 million for the clean up and removal of sediment from Fountain Lake.

 

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Fountain Lake Restoration Project

Boosting Efforts to Improve Water Quality, Recreation, and Fish Habitat

The City of Albert Lea and the Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) are partnering to request $7.5 million in state funding for the dredging of Fountain Lake in Albert Lea. By dredging the accumulated sediment, we seek to improve Fountain Lake’s water quality, fishery, and recreational opportunities.

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Goose Lake Restoration Project Funded

The Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) was awarded a $395,000 grant from the Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) Grant Program. “We were very pleased to receive this grant,” said Brett Behnke, Watershed District Administrator. “The project is an important part of our comprehensive approach to improve water quality in Goose Lake, Albert Lea Lake and Fountain Lake.”

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Albert Lea Projects

shellrock watershed-home-350Andy Henschel, Director of Field Operations, explains the Albert Lea projects to council members Ron Schara and Jayne Kingston

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Fountain Lake Project

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On Wednesday, February 29th, the Shell Rock River Watershed’s bill for Fountain Lake Restoration (HF1699) will be presented to the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee (click for details) for their consideration and recommendation for this year’s bonding bill. As you may recall, the Capital Investments (Bonding) Committee was in Albert Lea last fall to review this project – see Albert Lea Tribune Article. Our bill was referred for review first to the House Environment Committee.

Please contact Connie at the District Offices if you need more details.

Hearing details:
WEDNESDAY, February 29, 2012
8:15 AM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Denny McNamara

Minnesota House Capital Investment visit Albert Lea

Minnesota House Capital Investment visit Albert Lea and hear about the need for help in cleaning up the spoils
of Fountain Lake and efforts by the Shell Rock Watershed (Video)