A new EWN® technical report is available, Water Level Management for Enhanced Fish and Wildlife Habitat Production in Upper Mississippi River Navigation Pools. This report describes projects successfully incorporating Engineering With Nature® principles in a review of the physical setting and historical fish and wildlife habitat management efforts using Upper Mississippi River System navigation dams. Several experiments revealed the capacity to produce thousands of hectares of emergent and submersed aquatic plants, restoring much-needed riparian habitat for a variety of aquatic, wetland, and avian species. Read more in Publications.
Authors: Charles Theiling, Benjamin McGuire, Gretchen Benjamin, Dave Busse, Jon Hendrickson, Kevin Kenow, Kevin Landwehr, Tim Schlagenhaft, and Mary Stefanski
This report is a product of an EWN research work unit, Environmental Pool Management: An EWN Innovation for Advancing USACE Water Operations Practice.