Rush Creek (Root River tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRush Creek
|Main source||Utica Township, Winona County, Minnesota|
|River mouth||Rushford, Minnesota|
|River system||Root River (Minnesota)|
The creek was named for the rush plants lining its banks.
Rush Creek suffered severe flooding in the Southeast Minnesota floods of August 18–20, 2007.
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, fish species present in Rush Creek include: brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, white sucker, American brook lamprey, creek chub, northern hog sucker, golden redhorse, shorthead redhorse, brook stickleback, green sunfish, sculpin, longnose dace, blacknose dace, quillback and Johnny darter. The Win-Cres Chapter of Trout Unlimited began a stream restoration project on Rush Creek in 2018. There was damage to the restoration project in Spring 2019 flooding. Rush Creek can be seen from the Enterprise Rest Area on Interstate 90.
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