Riverine and Lakebed RestorationPlanning Public Meeting No. 3      April 4, 2011
Public Involvement Efforts toDate:D t DNR presentation of Dam Removal and  Lakebed Restoration Concepts – October,  2010...
Project R l t d Documentation:P j t Related D        t ti Public Information Meeting discussion materials                ...
Public Meeting No. GoalsP bli M ti N 3 G l Discuss park planning concepts for the  proposed restoration of the riverine s...
Public Comments on Past LakebedRedevelopment CR d     l   t Concepts                     t   Homeowner privacy and securi...
Public Comments on Past LakebedRedevelopment CR d     l   t Concepts                     t   City doesn’t need more ball ...
River and Lakebed ConceptComponents IncludeC          t I l d D  Dam R      Removal            l Gradual Rapids Construc...
Dam Removal D  Dam grade control f          d     t l function t b replace b                        ti to be    l    by  ...
Gradual Rapids Features ~ 600 rapids with ~ 7 f t of d            id   ith    feet f drop th                             ...
Crookston R id ConstructionC k t Rapids C     t ti
Crookston Rapids
Dawson Rapids
Hutchinson Rapids
Riverine System Restoration ~ 5230 f t of river restoration         feet f i        t ti ~ 8 Riffles with downstream poo...
Riverine System Restoration
Riverine System Restoration
Riverine System Restoration
Lakebed and Wetland RestorationFeaturesF t Total impacted lakebed ~ 90 acres          p ~ 5 wetland / open water feature...
Wetland Restoration ExamplesW tl d R t ti E          l
Wetland Restoration ExamplesW tl d R t ti E          l
Lakebed / Park Area PassiveRecreational and AR     ti   l d Access IImprovements                                 t  C bi ...
 Canoe/kayak landing
Lakebed / Park Area PassiveRecreational and Access Improvements
Future Lakebed / Park Area ActiveRecreational Improvements   Future Disk Golf   Parking Facilities   Expansion of picni...
Total P j t C t E ti tT t l Project Cost Estimate: D  Dam R      Removal ~ $264 000            l $264,000 Gradual Rapids...
Project Challenges To BeAddressAdd   Property ownership / land acquisition   Sediment management   Channel restoration...
Planning PPl   i Process - N t Steps                 Next St−   Public Information Meeting No. 3         April 4, 2011−   ...
DiscussionQuestions/Comments
Lake shady plans
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  1. 1. Riverine and Lakebed RestorationPlanning Public Meeting No. 3 April 4, 2011
  2. 2. Public Involvement Efforts toDate:D t DNR presentation of Dam Removal and Lakebed Restoration Concepts – October, 2010 Public Information Meeting #1 – February 22, 2011 , Riverine and Lakebed Restoration Planning Charrette – March 5 2011 5, Public Information Meeting #3 – April 4, 2011
  3. 3. Project R l t d Documentation:P j t Related D t ti Public Information Meeting discussion materials g available on the City of Oronoco Website. Look for the “Flood 2010 Information” link in the left column Lake Shady Stakeholders Report − 55 stakeholders including 20 natural resource professionals met 10 t es du g 2009 0 times during 009 − Reports and presentations available on Olmsted County Website − http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/environmentalresourceservices/Pag es/LakeShadyStakeholdersGroup.aspx es/LakeShadyStakeholdersGroup aspx Mn/DNR website documentation on similar project completed throughout Minnesota p g − http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/streamhab/reconnecting_rivers.ht ml
  4. 4. Public Meeting No. GoalsP bli M ti N 3 G l Discuss park planning concepts for the proposed restoration of the riverine system and lakebed Solicit input from stakeholders on restoration planning concepts p g p Develop a collective vision for the proposed Riverine and Lakebed redevelopment
  5. 5. Public Comments on Past LakebedRedevelopment CR d l t Concepts t Homeowner privacy and security is a concern. Shift river to east and eliminate path between homes and river Highway noise should be decreased Screen highway f S hi h from view i Prefer passive recreation options Prefer a natural resources based park Create water fowl habitat Minimize City maintenance y Accommodate people with disabilities
  6. 6. Public Comments on Past LakebedRedevelopment CR d l t Concepts t City doesn’t need more ball fields Existing shoreline needs to be cleaned up – walls fixed / removed Campground d C d doesn’t need additional capacity ’t d dditi l it Plan should consider broader watershed issues and water quality Lots of history associated with the Lake – Historical interpretation Opportunity to connect the proposed park with City streets by extending 2nd Street to the west Liked the idea of preserving views and creating smaller, intimate spaces
  7. 7. River and Lakebed ConceptComponents IncludeC t I l d D Dam R Removal l Gradual Rapids Construction Riverine System Restoration Lakebed and Wetland Restoration Lakebed to be developed into a natural resources based park with passive recreational opportunities
  8. 8. Dam Removal D Dam grade control f d t l function t b replace b ti to be l by Gradual Rapids construction Some concrete from the dam could be used in restoration improvements Estimated Project Costs ~ $264 000 $264,000
  9. 9. Gradual Rapids Features ~ 600 rapids with ~ 7 f t of d id ith feet f drop th though a series h i of 12 rock weirs and pools Constructed with a combination of large boulders and riprap Low impact portage way along north shore of river connects rapids to existing DNR canoe launch Fish passage and habitat p g Kayaking Estimated Project Costs ~ $1 million
  10. 10. Crookston R id ConstructionC k t Rapids C t ti
  11. 11. Crookston Rapids
  12. 12. Dawson Rapids
  13. 13. Hutchinson Rapids
  14. 14. Riverine System Restoration ~ 5230 f t of river restoration feet f i t ti ~ 8 Riffles with downstream pools and toe-wood bank protection including tree / shrub plantings Riffles constructed with a combination of large boulders and riprap Enhance fish habitat Trees and shrubs planted long along erosion susceptible stream banks Estimated Project Costs ~ $1 3 million $1.3
  15. 15. Riverine System Restoration
  16. 16. Riverine System Restoration
  17. 17. Riverine System Restoration
  18. 18. Lakebed and Wetland RestorationFeaturesF t Total impacted lakebed ~ 90 acres p ~ 5 wetland / open water features totaling ~ 7.5 acres − Approximately 4 feet deep with surrounding 20:1 aquatic bench − Intercept flows from adjacent storm sewer & ditches I t t fl f dj t t dit h ~16.25 acres of tree plantings − Combination of 1” trees and seedlings ~54.5 acres of native grasses − Deep rooted to stabilize existing lakebed sediment Estimated Project Costs ~ $1 million
  19. 19. Wetland Restoration ExamplesW tl d R t ti E l
  20. 20. Wetland Restoration ExamplesW tl d R t ti E l
  21. 21. Lakebed / Park Area PassiveRecreational and AR ti l d Access IImprovements t  C bi ti of 10 wide bit i Combination f id bituminous t il ( 8 000) trail (~8,000) and mowed pathways (~4100)  Pedestrian Bridge ~ 250 long x 12 wide 250 12 − Alternate location for pedestrian bridge advantages / disadvantages  TH 52 Underpass − Connects east and west Oronoco − Provides access for maintenance equipment q p  Canoe Landings and Fishing Pier  Historical Interpretative Kiosks, Park Benches  Estimated Project Costs ~ $1.3 million
  22. 22.  Canoe/kayak landing
  23. 23. Lakebed / Park Area PassiveRecreational and Access Improvements
  24. 24. Future Lakebed / Park Area ActiveRecreational Improvements  Future Disk Golf  Parking Facilities  Expansion of picnic area
  25. 25. Total P j t C t E ti tT t l Project Cost Estimate: D Dam R Removal ~ $264 000 l $264,000 Gradual Rapids Construction ~ $1 million Riverine System Restoration ~ $1.3 million Lakebed and Wetland Restoration ~ $1 million Lakebed / Park Area Passive Recreational and Access Improvements ~ $1.3 million TOTAL ~ $4.95 million
  26. 26. Project Challenges To BeAddressAdd Property ownership / land acquisition Sediment management Channel restoration Fisheries impacts Economic Impacts Historical preservation requirements CSAH 18 bridge protection Consensus building amongst stakeholders Project funding Agency p g y permitting ( g (DNR, MPCA, ACOE, MN/DOT) , , , ) Environmental documentation
  27. 27. Planning PPl i Process - N t Steps Next St− Public Information Meeting No. 3 April 4, 2011− Finalize Planning C Fi li Pl i Concepts and t d April 15, A il 15 2011 Technical Memorandum− Present Documentation to the State April 18 2011 18, Legislature as part of Bonding / Flood Recover Assistance
  28. 28. DiscussionQuestions/Comments

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