The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) conducted a physical and numerical model
study of the Little Falls Reservoir. The Reservoir is located approximately 120 miles
northwest of Minneapolis) Minnesota, on the Mississippi River. The testing portion of
the study was began in early 1997 and completed in December 1997. Problems related to
decreased flow and increased sedimentation are being experienced in the small east
channel and the eastern shore of the reservoir. Various agencies have conducted studies
of the problems in an effort to determine the cause. SAFL's task was to determine
whether the u.s. Highway 10 bypass and bridge constructed in 1975, as well as possible
other factors, might be the cause, and provide recommendations for mitigation of the
problem. The report presents SAFL's findings and results of its physical and numerical
This report can be used by others to carry out Environmental Reviews and Permitting.
Winjum, Tracy; Voigt, Richard L. Jr.; Parker, Gary.
Physical and Numerical Model Study of the Little Falls Reservoir, Mississippi River at Little Falls, Minnesota.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.
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