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Fisheries biologist to talk about low head dam removal, fishing

MONTEVIDEO -- Fisheries biologist Chris Domeier of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be the featured expert giving a presentation on the health of the fish in the Minnesota River at a special presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Montevideo/Chippewa County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Domeier is the assistant fisheries supervisor working out of the DNR's Ortonville office. His job is to improve the fisheries in the Minnesota River Basin.

He has overseen projects to remove low-head dams at Appleton and Dawson. This summer, Domeier will work with the city of Montevideo to remove the dam on the Chippewa River in Lagoon Park and replace it with a set of rapids or rock weirs to help fish migration and improve safety for paddlers.

The event is being sponsored by the Water Resources Center at Minnesota State University in Mankato in cooperation with local partner Clean Up the River Environment.