The Roseau Lake Rehabilitation project would install water control structures, embankments, and a drainage way to allow for water level management in the historic Roseau lakebed. Improved water level management capability would reduce peak flows and adjust timing of outflows of existing storage, which would reduce flooding damage and improve wildlife habitat. Restoration of hydrology at Sprague Creek would provide wetland mitigation for the Roseau Lake Rehabilitation Project.
The Minnesota DNR has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the project. Public notice of the availability of these documents for public comment is in the December 14, 2020 EQB Monitor. A 30-day public review and comment period will be open from December 14, 2020 until 4:30 p.m., January 13, 2021.
A copy of the EAW is available for public review at:
- Crookston Public Library, 110 North Ash Street, Crookston, MN 56716
- Roseau Public Library, 121 Center St E # 100, Roseau, MN, 56751
- Additional copies may be requested by calling 651-259-5067
Deadline for comments:
All written comments on the EAW must be received by Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. People who submit comments will receive a copy of the decision document, which includes responses to comments. Because all comments and related information are part of the public record for this environmental review, commenters' names and email or postal addresses will also be published and publicly available as they appear in the materials they submit.
Comments can be submitted as follows:
Electronic or email comments may be sent to [email protected] with "Roseau Lake" in the subject line.
Jill Townley, Environmental Review Unit - Supervisor
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025