Red River Basin Dam Modifications at Little Bemidji and Sergent Lakes, White Earth Reservation, MN Project Summary: Sergent Lake and Little Bemidji Lake dams are located in the Red River basin on the White Earth Reservation in western Minnesota. These two dams prevent movement to diverse lake and riverine habitats important to lake sturgeon, channel catfish, walleye, largemouth bass and other fish species. Lakes within the Red River basin contain important macrohabitats needed in the successful restoration of the species. Sturgeon are currently stocked by the White Earth DNR and FWS in White Earth Lake (Wild Rice watershed), Round Lake (Otter Tail watershed), and Otter Tail River by the Minnesota DNR. Project plan is to modify both Sergent Lake dam and Little Bemidji Lake to a rock arch rapids. This design has successfully been used throughout the Red River basin and other rivers in Minnesota. The rock rapids design will allow passage and improve inter-lake movement within the Wild Rice and Otter Tail watersheds by resident and migrating fish species. Project Partners: White Earth Band of Ojibwe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Minnesota DNR Projected Completion: Fall 2009 Photo credit: White Earth DNR Upstream view of the dam at Sergent Lake. Dam is in the Wild Rice watershed on the White Earth Reservation in Mahnomen County, Minnesota. Photo credit: White Earth DNR Side view of dam at Sergent Lake. The dam is in the Wild Rice watershed on the White Earth Reservation in Mahnomen County, Minnesota. Photo credit: USFWS Upstream view of the dam at Little Bemidji Lake. The dam is in the Otter Tail watershed on the White Earth Reservation in Becker County, Minnesota. Sergent Lake dam Little Bemidji Dam Otter Tail River Map of White Earth Reservation showing locations of Sergent Lake (name not on map) and Little Bemidji Lake.
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