Habitat Enhancement using Water Level Management on the Upper Mississippi River

May 1, 2014

Water level management on the Upper Mississippi River has been a process based on scientific analysis as well as adaptive management through a series of demonstration projects and experimental water level reductions or draw-downs under the guidance of the Water Level Management Task Force (WLMTF), a technical advisory group to the River Resources Forum. The River Resources Forum (RRF) is an advisory body to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Paul District, and was formed to offer recommendations and coordination of river-related issues.

This report summarizes the monitoring and research results from the Pool 8, 5, and 6 drawdowns including biological parameters, physical and chemical parameters, river use monitoring, and cultural resource monitoring.