EarthCache

View of the Refuge from Rieck's Lake EC #4

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Hidden : 11/5/2008
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

This is one of a series of EarthCaches along the Upper Mississippi River.
Enjoy learning about these wild places on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. This area is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

To log this cache post a picture of yourself holding your GPS with Rieck’s Lake in the background and answer the question. Email your answer UpperMissRefuge@gmail.com

1. What is the geological process that is reducing the size of this lake? Estimate the acreage size of Rieck’s Lake now?

At one time Rieck's Lake was an open body of water over 80 acres in size.
By the early 1930s the open water of Rieck's Lake was reduced.

In the years since the completion of the dams on the Mississippi River , erosion has continued to fill Rieck's Lake . Gone is the watters of the lake. Without the submersed vegetation fewer tundra swan stop at Rieck's Lake during fall migration.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg pbzrf sebz gur snezf hcevire naq svyyf gur ynxr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum