City council in Wisconsin approves plan for river corridor P3

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The City Council of River Falls in Wisconsin, USA has approved a plan to develop a 7-mile (11.3km) stretch of the Kinnickinnic River through a public-private partnership (P3) following the removal two-century-old hydroelectric dams and .

The Kinnickinnic River Corridor Plan provides a framework for how the city can protect, improve and capitalize on the river segment once the dams are gone. City officials plan to remove the Powell Falls dam by 2026 and the Junction Falls dam by 2040.

The plans outline the economic and recreational opportunities of a free-flowing Kinnickinnic and the areas that surround it. The planning process included analysis of what other river communities have done to restore river ecology and attract tourists.

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