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Hearing scheduled to discuss Denton Slough management plan

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Improving waterfowl habitat and water quality of Grant County's Denton Slough will be the focus of a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Wendell Fire Hall, 670 State Highway 55, in Wendell.

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Denton Slough, located in Lawrence Township, is a 135-acre shallow basin located within the Rabbit River watershed. The DNR owns approximately 60 percent of the shoreline as part of the Kube-Swift Wildlife Management Area.

Continuous high water levels during the past 15 years have resulted in turbid water and a lack of aquatic vegetation, degrading water quality and clarity to the condition typical of many shallow lakes in west-central Minnesota.

The DNR's proposed management plan would make the slough a Designated Wildlife Management Lake and allow water levels to be managed to improve habitat and water quality.

Copies of the proposed plan are available from the Glenwood Area Wildlife Office, 23070 N. Lakeshore Drive, in Glenwood, via telephone at 320-634-0342 or by sending an e-mail to Kevin.kotts@state.mn.us.

Written comments may be submitted in person, by mail or by e-mail until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29.

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