Human History

The Area around Salmon Hole has been occupied by humans since European settlement.  At first, the area had mills due to the capacity to run the mills from the power of the falls.  It currently also supports a hydroelectric dam to produce energy for the surrounding communities.  This dam was completed in 1935 to control flooding in the area.  Fishing is also a popular activity in the area.  It is common for anglers to be found on the banks.  The area however is closed between March 15th and June 1st to protect spawning Walleye and Lake Sturgeon.  This is an example of humans trying to preserve natural resources which have been destroyed through years of mismanagement.

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