Project in Northern Minnesota Restores Riverbanks and Decreases Erosion

The Flute Reed River after restoration. Photo courtesy of Kerrie Berg, Cook Co. Soil & Water Conservation Dist.

The Flute Reed River. Photo: Kerrie Berg, Cook Co. SWCD

A project in northern Minnesota along the Flute Reed River has installed fallen trees along the riverbank to reduce erosion, re-establish the flood plain, and provide habitat for fish and wildlife. Sediment from the Flute Reed River is naturally high in phosphorus, so reducing erosion along this river will also help prevent algal blooms in Lake Superior. Read more here.

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