Location: Stoddard, Wisconsin Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge
Major Features: The project included constructing islands and dredging to increase water depths. It improved conditions for more than 45 fish species. The island protects the area from waves and current which increases light penetration in the water, allowing plants to grow for the benefit of fish and wildlife. The project also improved wintertime habitat for fish. Spotlighted species: Tundra swans, waterfowl, turtles, shorebirds, largemouth bass, bluegill & perch Interesting Facts: The project resulted in an immediate increase in aquatic plants for fish and wildlife. Only a few years after completion, the project is one of the best bass, bluegill, and perch fisheries in the area, attracting anglers from hundreds of miles away.

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Photo by: Rock Island District |  VIRIN: 120917-D-VO985-027.GIF