East Grand Forks Dam is Modified

Fish passage greatly improved on the Red Lake River

An important fish habitat project was completed on June 20, 2003 in East Grand Forks. The project essentially converted the "Point Dam" into a rapids.

With the completion of this project, fish can now move freely to Crookston, which is 52 miles upstream of East Grand Forks.

The project also reduces the "hydraulic roller" effect of the dam, thus making this part of the river safer.


Newly created rapids on the Red Lake River in East Grand Forks.
photo: Newly created rapids in Crookston


Sponsors of the East Grand Forks dam modification project are: MN DNR Fisheries, the City of East Grand Forks, and the City of Grand Forks.

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