Improving Easter Lake's Fishery by...

Stabilizing Shorelines & expanding Fishing area

SHORELINE STABILIZATION & JETTY CONSTRUCTION

At Easter Lake there is a total of 35,300 linear feet of shoreline. Through the years, shoreline erosion in Easter Lake has contributed to the loss of surface acreage, depth, and habitat. Shoreline erosion is a natural process that can be increased by physical factors such as wind/wave action, ice heave, recreational use, and lack of aquatic vegetation. To address shoreline erosion, key areas were identified to be regraded and armored with a combination of riprap, Flexamat, and tall grass management and buffers.

Shoreline work and jetty construction began in 2018. The first new jetties were constructed in the east arm of Easter Lake. At this same time shoreline stabilization work also began. Shoreline stabilization will decrease future sediment loading into Easter Lake, improving recreational opportunities, and deepening of the lake along shorelines will provide better fish habitat and fishing opportunities. Along the shoreline, fish habitat including spawning beds, catfish hides, rock piles, and cedar trees have been strategically placed. To date over 22,722 linear feet of shoreline has been stabilized and 9 additional jetties have been constructed.

Streambank Stabilization & Construction of 9 Jetties

Scroll through to witness the stabilization of existing shorelines and the construction of new fishing jetties
The above photos illustrate the erosion of Easter Lake's shoreline caused by wind/wave action, ice heave, lack of aquatic vegetation and recreational use.
Prior to restoration/dredging, many of Easter Lakes bays had been heavily sited in, leaving only a few inches of depth.
Historically Easter had 3 jetties location along the northern shore for anglers to utilize. As part of lake renovations, an additional 9 Jetties have been constructed along the shoreline perimeter.
After deepening shorelines and creating additional jetties, restoration efforts utilized a mix of rip rap (large stone/rock) and flex mat to stabilize shorelines and prevent future erosion.

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