Lake Susan Watershed Treatment and Stormwater Reuse Enhancements

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$233,400
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carver
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$233,400
Other Funds Leveraged
$58,350
Direct expenses
$233,400
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This is a joint grant application from the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District and the City of Chanhassen. The project has been identified as most cost effective for the watershed and will consist of modifying an outlet control structure at a higher elevation that will provide increased water quality treatment and the installation of a Minnesota Filter to treat dissolved phosphorus.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek WD are: Jill Crafton, Leslie Yetka, Mary Bisek, Perry Forster, Richard Chadwick
Project Overview

This is a joint grant application from the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) and the City of Chanhassen. In 2010, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency listed Lake Susan as a shallow lake impaired for excess nutrients. A 2013 report recommended a project located at the park pond immediately northwest of Lake Susan as the most cost-effective watershed implementation project. The project calls for an outlet control structure at a higher elevation that will provide increased dead pool storage and the installation of a Minnesota Filter to treat dissolved phosphorus. It also represents a high priority site because it has the long-term potential to treat nutrient loading entering the lake from the channel that drains the north and west watershed areas and its proximity to the athletic facility and irrigated parkland will allow for stormwater reuse. Stormwater that is not used for irrigation will receive final polishing with a woodchip bioreactor. This grant project alone will allow the City of Chanhassen and the RPBCWD to achieve more than half of the watershed load reduction goal for Lake Susan.

Project Manager
First Name
Claire
Last Name
Bleser
Organization Name
Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek WD
Street Address
14500 Martin Drive
City
Eden Prairie
State
MN
Zip Code
55344
Phone
952-294-5976
Email
cbleser@rpbcwd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp