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Fales-VanHyfte Reservoir/Lake John (1981)

This reservoir is located 3 miles west of Porter, Minnesota, in Section 36, Range 45W, Township 114N in Yellow Medicine County. The embankment stands 45.0 feet high to create a normal pool of 19.8 acres with 19.8 feet maximum depth. The construction costs including easement were $433,800. The reservoir is owned and maintained by the YMRWD with annual inspections conducted by the YMRWD, Area II, Yellow Medicine SWCD, and NRCS. The reservoir provides floodwater retention, wildlife benefits, and fishing/recreation as it is open to the public for recreational or hunting purposes.