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International Falls MN 56649




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Information for property owners in Koochiching County affected by flooding:

Koochiching County has created a Damage Assessment of the County’s Summer Flood to acquire the full affect of flood damage to the Rainy Lake and Rainy River areas.

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Rat Root River Sediment Control & Spawning Enhancement


In an effort to improve walleye spawning habitat and address sedimentation resulting from erosion in the Rat Root River, the Koochiching Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, has been awarded two consecutive grants through the Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL), a small grants program which is part of the LSOHC Outdoor Hertitage Fund.

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Click here for a Map Tour of the Rat Root River Sediment Control & Spawning Enhancement project

Click here for information on the Walleye Spawning Riffle Dedication

Click here for the 2014 Annual Accomplishment Report

Funding and support for this project was provided by the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant program, Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, Koochiching County Soil & Water Conservation District, Koochiching County, Conservation Corps Minnesota, and Nature Valley




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