WHISKEY CREEK ENHANCEMENT
Whiskey Creek is a tributary to the Red River of the North located in Wilkin County, MN. The Whiskey Creek subwatershed is approximately 157 square miles in area and extends from northeast of Rothsay in Otter Tail County flowing through the Red River Prairie eco-region in Wilkin County. Whiskey Creek outlets near Kent, Minnesota into the Red River of the North.
Surveys of Whiskey Creek show shows that mild to significant sediment buildup within the creek over the last several decades. Sedimented waterbodies have a reduced channel hydraulic capacity, resulting in more frequent breakout flows. Breakout flows tend to scour the landscape, causing erosion as they cut new channels through tilled fields and ultimately deposit the eroded material back in the channel. Whiskey Creek has been identified by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as impaired for macroinvertebrate, fecal, coliform, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity.