Plymouth Creek Channel Restoration Project: Medicine Lake to 26th Avenue


Project Number: PC-1

Project Status   |  Complete

Project construction took place during the winter of 2010-2011, with final plantings occurring during spring 2011.

Project Funding   |   Grant Funded

The estimated cost of this project was $965,200, which $62,738 was to be funded by the BCWMC's Capital Improvement Program Closed Project Account and up to $902,462 was to be funded by the BCWMC's 2009 ad valorem tax levy collected in 2010.

The BCWMC was awarded a Hennepin County grant in the amount of $155,000, and Clean Water Fund grant monies in the amount of $212,250 for this project. In April 2011, the BCWMC approved an amendment ordering that the project would be funded in the amount of $155,000 from the Hennepin County grant, $212,250 from the Clean Water Fund grant, $62,738 from the BCWMC's CIP Closed Project Fund, and $535,212 BCWMC's 2009 ad valorem tax levy collected in 2010. The BCWMC completed reimbursement to the City of Plymouth for project expenses in June 2015.

Project Description

The BCWMC, in cooperation with the City of Plymouth, restored Plymouth Creek from Medicine Lake to 26th Avenue North. The project comprised:

  • Rerouting Plymouth Creek to restore historic channel and eliminate creek encroachment on adjacent private properties;
  • Preventing channel erosion along Plymouth Creek to reduce phosphorous and sediment pollution entering Medicine Lake;
  • Minimizing localized flooding along streets and private properties;
  • Creating a meandering stream to be an asset to West Medicine Lake Park; and,
  • Improving access to water quality monitoring sites.
 Detailed project map

More Information

Feasibility Study: Feasibility Report for Plymouth Creek Restoration Project (BCWMC, July 2009)

Resolution Ordering Project: Resolution 09-05 (September 17, 2009)

Photos: Pre-project photos (2008)

Contact: BCWMC Administrator Laura Jester at laura.jester@keystonewaters.com or 952-270-1990.