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Welcome to Planning Page for the

West Fork Kickapoo and Coon Creek Watersheds

Late on August 27, 2018 a storm system entered West Fork Kickapoo and Coon Creek watersheds with intense rainfall for approximately six to seven hours, dropping between 9 and 10 inches of rain. Five dams within the watersheds failed in the early morning of August 28, causing significant sudden failures at two of the dams, leading to a large breach wave with sufficient velocity and energy to cause significant damage and flooding downstream.

The NRCS, in partnership with Monroe, Vernon and La Crosse Counties, in which the watersheds reside, are developing a Watershed Project Plan-Environmental Impact Statement (PLAN-EIS) for each watershed. The process provides for public comment and input. The final documents will inform and present the decision makers with potential solutions and open the door for potential federal funding sources to match local funds.

Project UPDATES!

Design Alternatives Presentation now available

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Presentation on Dam Decommissioning Alternative now available

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Two (2) Public Scoping Reports now available

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Two (2) Sediment Sample Assessment Reports now available

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Project Documents

Click the links below to open each document or presentation on a separate page.

Design Alternatives Presentation

Dam Decommissioning Alternative Presentation

Public Scoping Report for September 2020

Public Scoping Report for June 2021

Sediment Sampling Plan

Sediment Sampling Summary


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  • Click on blue check boxes to add or remove map layers to view differences in floodplain scenarios.

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