Project Number: ML-20
In August 2019, the BCWMC approved a proposal by the Commission's Engineers to develop a feasibility study for this project in conjunction with the Parkers Lake Drainage Improvement Project, also in Plymouth. A public open house on both projects was held in February 2020 to answer questions and get feedback from residents and other stakeholders. The feasibility study was approved in May 2020 with intent to implement Alternative #1. A public hearing was held September 17, 2020; there was no public input. The project was officially ordered by resolution on that same date and an agreement with the city of Plymouth to design and construct the project was approved. 60% project designs for the project were approved, with comments, at the June 2021 meeting. 90% design plans are expected to be presented at the August 19th meeting.
The estimated total project of this project is $178,100 including feasibility study, design, construction, and administration. CIP funds for projects like this are collected through an ad valorum tax levied by Hennepin County on all Bassett Creek Watershed residents.
This project will stabilize eroding stream banks along a stream channel from Old Rockford Road and continuing downstream (south) for approximately 1,300 feet. Stabilizing techniques will include bio-engineering like root wads and live stakes; rock cross vanes and rock toes may also be installed within and along the creek in some areas. A drop structure to reduce erosive flows from the adjacent Mt. Olivet church parking lot will be installed and 0.15 acres of wetland will be restored. This entire drainage area flows into Medicine Lake. The project will improve water quality in the lake by reducing sediment and nutrients eroding from the banks. The project is expected to reduce total phosphorus by 5.3 lbs/year and will improve riparian and wetland habitats.
Design plans for the drainage improvement portion of the project are expected to be presented at the August 19, 2021 BCWMC meeting. Meeting details and materials will be available here one week ahead of the meeting.
Resolution Ordering Project (Sept 2020)
Combined Feasibility Study: Parkers Lake Drainage Improvement Project & Mt. Olivet Stream Restoration Project (Mt. Olivet Alternative 1 Approved May 2020)
Feasibility Study Proposal (approved Aug 2019)