Crookston, Minn. Citizens are asked to weigh in on a proposal that would remove the Otter Tail Power Dam on the Red Lake River at Crookston, a measure that would improve safety and fish passage on the river, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servic

The proposal is to remove the dam and construct a rock rapids
upstream to provide for fish passage while maintaining much of the
pool that now exists behind the dam. Bank stabilization also will
be part of the project.

A questionnaire on the project is available on the USFWS web
site at http://midwest.fws.gov/NEPA. Copies of the questionnaire
can be obtained from the city of Crookston; Attn. Ms. Betty
Arvidson, 124 N. Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716 or may be viewed at
the Crookston library. Written comments may be sent to Mike Hoff,
Division of Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ft.
Snelling, MN 55111 or emailed to michael_hoff@fws.gov or faxed to
(612) 713-5289. Comments are due by the close of business on March
8, 2004.

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