Lake Winneshiek

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Lake Winneshiek
Lake Winneshiek from WIS35.jpg
Lake Winneshiek from WIS35
Location Allamakee County, Iowa, Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 43°19′N 91°04′W / 43.31°N 91.07°W / 43.31; -91.07Coordinates: 43°19′N 91°04′W / 43.31°N 91.07°W / 43.31; -91.07
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Upper Mississippi River
Primary outflows Upper Mississippi River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 6,000 acres (2,400 ha)
Lake Winneshiek (USGS)

Lake Winneshiek is the name given to that portion of Navigation Pool 9 impounded by Lock and Dam No. 9 between the dam to 4 miles south of the city of Lansing, Iowa on the Upper Mississippi River, near Ferryville, Wisconsin.[1] It encompasses about 6,000 acres (24 km²) and is part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Army Corps of Engineers intends to construct some islands in the lake in order to improve wildlife habitat.[2]