Cool it! Continued Efforts to Solve the Temperature Impairment on Miller Creek using 13 Stormwater BMPs
for grants 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 these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.
Lincoln Park-1.3 acre impervious area routed to BMPs will remove: 52 % annual SW runoff volume; 71% annual
total Phosphorus; 91% annual TSS. Piedmont Park-1 acre impervious area routed to BMPs will remove: 48%
annual total Phosphorus; 90% annual TSS
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The South St. Louis SWCD will collaborate with the City of Duluth to implement 13 stormwater BMPs in two high priority parks in the Miller Creek Watershed. The proposed BMP locations were prioritized by the city & SWCD based on the desire to coordinate with upcoming construction planned for Lincoln Park & on the sediment impacts resulting from worsening erosion problems in Piedmont Park. The proposed BMPs include a combination of bio-infiltration, native plantings & structural components estimated to reduce volume by 2 acre-feet, phosphorus by 1 pound per year and sediment by one ton per year.
Projects and Practices 2019