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Menomonee River Watershed Action Team - Watershed Restoration Plan Summary for June 24, 2010

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Summary MN WRP Slides

  1. 1. Baseline Year 2000 Conditions <ul><li>Data characterized for 18 assessment point areas </li></ul>
  2. 2. Location of Priority Areas Combined Results <ul><li>Indicates areas that WATs may want to focus on first </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hot spots” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Foundation Actions <ul><li>ADDRESS THREATS TO PUBLIC HEALTH (BACTERIA) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify places where recreation and body contact with the river are currently occurring. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify areas where recreation/body contact is suitable or desired. </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize measures to reduce bacterial contamination in the areas identified above: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying riparian buffer opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing pet waste </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying areas where waterfowl congregate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal actions such as repair of leaking or incorrectly discharging sanitary sewers. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Foundation Actions (cont.) <ul><li>REDUCE LAND-BASED IMPACTS TO THE RIVER </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce water quality and quantity impacts from stormwater runoff, because excessive stormwater flow causes water quality, fish/wildlife habitat, flooding, and safety problems: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green Infrastructure and other Stormwater BMP’s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restore floodplain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce nutrient concentrations in the river, with a primary focus on phosphorus. Excess phosphorus fuels algae growth and excessive aquatic plant growth in the river and lake: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CSO/SSO Reduction, TSS Removal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phosphorus Controls (fertilizers, non-contact cooling water) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying riparian buffer opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce salt use </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and education </li></ul>
  5. 5. Foundation Actions (cont.) <ul><li>IMPROVE HABITAT FOR FISH AND OTHER AQUATIC LIFE IN THE RIVER </li></ul><ul><li>Remove concrete channel, starting downstream on the main channel and working upstream. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and remove barriers to fish passage, beginning on the main channel and moving second to the river’s tributaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify aesthetic improvement opportunities – clean ups, reforestation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove invasive species and identify habitat restoration opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve access to enhance citizens’ ability to use and appreciate the River. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Next Steps <ul><li>June, July Meetings: Apply mapping & analysis to additional subwatersheds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Debriefing meetings to characterize projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface with Steering Council & Science/Policy Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification/recruitment of additional stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sept-Nov: Identify priority projects throughout the watershed, develop action plans, and begin implementation. </li></ul>