Bixby Park Water Quality Improvement Project
Projects and Practices 2014
This project will result in an estimated 41% reduction in total phosphorus.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 206 lb. of phosphorus per year and 28 tons of sediment per year
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
This project will focus, on a sub-regional scale, on water quality improvements targeted at concentrated runoff flows generated from upstream, developed portions of the City of Forest Lake. This project will work to modify an existing wetland complex located in publicly owned Bixby Park of Forest Lake to increase water quality treatment potential and storage capacity. The project will also incorporate an innovative iron-enhanced sand filter which will remove dissolved phosphorus, resulting in a 206 pound/year reduction of phosphorous and a 27 tons/year removal of sediment. Ultimately, it will help to restore and protect Comfort Lake, which eventually drains to the St. Croix River through the Sunrise River. The project has been identified and highly ranked for targeted implementation through the District's 2012 Sunrise River Water Quality and Flowage Project, the District's Watershed Management Plan, and also through the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District's Six Lakes 2010 Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan.