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Echo Press photo by Lynn Mounsdon Digging work started this week on the south end of Jennie Lake. County Road 56, which winds around the lake, is temporarily closed to traffic. The lake is being drained and re-flooded as part of a project to improve water quality and habitat. The fish, mainly minnows, will be killed off. Below, culverts and piping will soon be installed.

Jennie Lake gets a makeover

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Ducks Unlimited (DU) began work this week to enhance another shallow lake for waterfowl habitat.

This time it's 316-acre Jennie Lake in Evansville Township of Douglas County. The lake will be drained and re-flooded to improve water quality.


This is the fifth of eight shallow lake enhancement projects now under construction in Minnesota that are funded by a 2009 Outdoor Heritage Fund grant to Ducks Unlimited as recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

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