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Pool 5 drawdown will temporarily affect access (06/15/2005)
Recreational boat access will be affected while a Pool 5 drawdown on the Mississippi River is conducted this summer, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

In an effort to temper the impact, a new temporary access is being constructed by DNR Trails and Waterways. This site, located on the way to Halfmoon Landing at the upstream end of West Newton Chute, will have close access to the main river channel.

Tim Schlagenhaft, DNR Blufflands and Mississippi River Coordinator, said the drawdown began June 14 at Lock and Dam 5, located 10 miles northwest of Winona. The maximum drawdown will be 1.5 feet and if river flows cooperate will end by Sept. 30.

"The drawdown is going to temporarily inconvenience boaters at the Pool this summer. That's unfortunate but unavoidable," Schlagenhaft said. "What we should try to keep in mind is that the long-term benefits to come from this project could be substantial," Schlagenhaft stated.

"Drawdowns, such as the one conducted at Pool 8 during the summers of 2001 and 2002, have proven very successful in terms of restoring aquatic vegetation which is vital for improving water quality and fish and wildlife habitat," Schlagenhaft said. "We expect no less from this project."

Accesses that are likely to be affected are: Minneiska Public Landing; Weaver Bottoms Public Landing; Clear Lake Landing; Goose Lake Landing; and Halfmoon Landing. Accesses on the Wisconsin side of the river will be open, with the exception of the Upper Spring Lake Landing that will be closed due to a habitat construction project.

The drawdown project is endorsed by the River Resources Forum, a consortium of state and federal organizations and agencies established to build consensus on Upper Mississippi River resource issues. 

 

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