Information related to the Rice Lake Channel Dredging project for 2020-2021 can be found on this page. This project is being proposed to allow continued access to Rice Lake from the Boat Ramp.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards this project and making it a success!
Dredging Project Status
8/12/2020 - Site Survey completed as condition for MN DNR permit approval.
8/25 - MN DNR approves a permit for the dredging project.
9/20 - Solicitations via GoFundMe page sent out to RLAA boat owners.
11/30 - Contributions of $8,450 have been collected via our GoFundMe page
- 36 of 58 boat owners contributed for the project
12/3 - Awaiting word from contractor if project can be done this winter without the
drawdown we had hoped for.
12/14 - Dredging contractor plans to work on the project this spring from the shoreline
after the ice is out.
3/1/2021 - Dredging contractor encountered problem with some of his equipment
going through the ice and had to postpone the project for this winter, since road
weight restrictions went into effect later that week. Contractor hopes to work on
this project in Fall 2021, assuming we are able to drawdown the lake.
7/14 - Dredging contractor confirms he can work on the project this coming fall
of 2021, when a drawdown of the lake is anticipated.
10/22 - Dredging begins!
10/25 - Dredging halted temporarily due to concern over resident trespassing.
10/26 - Dredging resumes.
10/27 - Dredging completed! Center depth at least 2' deeper than before!
10/28 - Adjacent channel rip-rap completed!
Thank you to everyone who has made this project possible! It has been in the making since 2010!