Bryn Mawr Meadows Water Quality Improvement Project
This project will capture and treat runoff from 45.1 acres of residential area in Minneapolis, just west of downtown. Currently runoff from this area flows untreated into nearby Bassett Creek. A feasibility study for this project was completed in January 2019 and estimates the project will reduce total phosphorus and total suspended solids by 30 and 10,469 lbs/year, respectively. The project includes the creation of new storm water management ponds as water features within Bryn Mawr Meadows Park and will be implemented to capitalize on a park reconstruction project planned by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board with design scheduled for 2021 and construction in 2022.
[Projects and Practices 2020] (b) $16,000,000 the first year and $16,000,000 the second year are for grants to local government units to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of this money may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units. Up to 20 percent of this appropriation is available for land-treatment projects and practices that benefit drinking water.
Treat stormwater runoff from 45.1 ac, currently untreated area
Reduce TP and TSS loads to Bassett Cr and Mississippi R by 30 and 10,469 lbs/yr, respectively
Use native plants for pollinator & riparian habitat
Include educational features & signs
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS