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Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Improvement

The goals of this project are to introduce long-lasting structural and biological habitat, inhibit shoreline erosion on highly eroded areas, inhibit mobilization of sediment and nutrients, and maintain connectivity of coves to the main lake. The benefits expected include; increased complexity and diversity of habitat for fish and other wildlife,... Read More

Lake Shelbyville Illinois Habitat Development

This multi-faceted project supports the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Priorities: Protect Intact Healthy Waters, (i.e. Nutrient Absorption, Erosion Control, and Habitat Development), through LSFHA’s and partners’: Rock Pile Clusters, Aquatic Plant Plantings, Floating Islands, Shelbyville Cubes, Georgia Cubes, Artificial Stumps, Shoreline Rock Revetment, and Dredging. Restore Hydrologic Conditions For... Read More

Coles Creek Habitat Improvement Project

Carlyle Lake, Illinois’ largest man-made, is located in South Central Illinois, approximately 50 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. Construction of the lake began in 1958 and was completed in 1967. The lake is 12 miles long and 1-3 miles wide with approximately 26,000 acres of surface water at normal... Read More

Lake Bloomington Shoreline Stabilization

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