Kinni River Corridor Project

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The stream restoration generally associated with dam removal and the replacement of Lake George ad Lake Louise involves over 4,000 feet of additional river. The restoration would lower and stabilize the temperatures of the lower river, which would improve river ecology and trout habitat specifically. In addition, newly restored or created habitat in the 4,000 feet of stream restoration will improve trout habitat as well. For some, this change will enhance the nature experiences already present in the City. For others, the loss of the impoundments may be viewed as a loss of nature experience for those who enjoy the passive recreational opportunities offers by the reservoirs. The City does not have current information regarding hotel stays in River Falls so it is difficult to project how that may change as a result of a stream restoration project.