All posts by Jeff Boxrucker

Smithville Lake Habitat Enhancement Partnership

RFHP provided funding for two separate projects on Smithville Lake. Missouri Department of Conservation was the lead on the first project (2012) which consisted of providing additional structural habitat. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2015) was the lead on the second project which consisted principally of shoreline stabilization. Smithville  Lake ... Read More

Lake Bloomington

Lake Bloomington is located in central Illinois about 160 miles northeast of St. Louis and approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago. It is in the Mackinaw River Basin. Lake Bloomington is located in the northern part of the watershed. It was constructed in 1929 by the impoundment of Money Creek.... Read More

Lake Enid-Seeding mudflats to create habitat

Many reservoirs are characterized by large seasonal or long-term water level fluctuations. These fluctuations generally occur over elevation contours that were once uplands and are now artificially submerged. These uplands have soils, slopes, and seed banks that are different from natural floodplains, and therefore are unable to support the vegetation... Read More