CLAA 2010 Winter Meeting Plan Update

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An update on the status of Crooked Lake ecology and Managment Plan implementation.

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  • Done 2008-2009
  • Adaptive management is a systematic process for continually improving management policies and practices by learning from the outcomes of operational programs. Apply Adaptive Management in NPDES Permit cycle Re-evaluate the resource to guide the next x years of implementation
  • Water Quality has significantly improved since 1983 Clarity has improved dramatically since 1993 TP & Cl-a have stayed about the same
  • 15 years of data The plant community is strongly contributing to benefits in WQ Prevention= of flipping into turbid state Lake association plays strong role
  • 2009 had three actions scheduled 1. Treatment 2. Plant Survey 3. Core samples to analyze substrate
  • Native plants are becoming more prevalent
  • CLAA 2010 Winter Meeting Plan Update

    1. 1. Crooked Lake Comprehensive Management Plan Update 2010 Crooked Lake Area Association February 23, 2010
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Review Planning & Management Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Review the “Big Picture” </li></ul><ul><li>Review the “Big” Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. Plan Approach Plan Management factors Social factors Physical factors
    4. 4. Develop Strategy Implement Monitor Evaluate Assess Needs Adaptive Management
    5. 5. Full Plan Availability <ul><li>www.cooncreekwd.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements : Draft Crooked Lake Management Plan </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. 2. The “Big Picture” B B- C C Clarity A A A B Cl-a C B C B TP B B B- B Overall 2009 2008 2006 2005
    7. 7. Crooked Lake Status Overall Water Quality = Good Management = prevention of turbid state
    8. 8. 3. The “Big” Issues Milfoil Stormwater Pollution Water Levels
    9. 9. Eurasian Water Milfoil
    10. 10. 2009 EWM Treatment Areas
    11. 11. Evaluation of EWM Treatment
    12. 12. Invasive Species Management: Needs <ul><li>E valuate effectiveness of annual EWM treatment </li></ul><ul><li>C ontinue to cultivate working relations with cities of Andover & Coon Rapids </li></ul><ul><li>E ncourage St Cloud State to take additional core samples </li></ul><ul><li>E valuate seed bank in sediment samples </li></ul>
    13. 13. Non-Point Source Pollution
    14. 14. Install Rain Gardens
    15. 15. Encourage Buffers & Infiltration
    16. 16. Non-Point Source Pollution: Needs <ul><li>E ncourage buffer strips </li></ul><ul><li>E ncourage infiltration </li></ul>
    17. 17. Water Levels
    18. 18. Geologic Atlas
    19. 19. Met Council Projections
    20. 25. Water Levels Needs <ul><li>Become educated on groundwater issues </li></ul><ul><li>Follow development of County Geologic Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>Follow City and State actions on groundwater appropriation to the Northeast of the Lake (Supply side) </li></ul><ul><li>Conserve Groundwater </li></ul><ul><li>INFILTRATE! </li></ul>
    21. 26. Man is a pliable animal, a being Who gets accustomed to everything -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    22. 27. Questions? <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>
    23. 28. The Effect

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