Lambert Creek Stream Bank Restoration Project 2015
Past and current monitoring data has shown Ramsey County's Lambert Creek has high levels of total phosphorus (TP), anywhere from 0.14 mg/L to 0.30 mg/L, which is above the proposed State standard of 0.10 mg/L for streams in the Central Region. The Creek, on the state impaired waters list for bacteria, is surrounded by mainly residential land use and flows through three communities before discharging into East Vadnais Lake, which is the final impoundment reservoir containing the water supply that the Saint Paul Regional Water Services treats and then distributes to thirteen municipalities including the city of St. Paul. Streambank erosion and degraded buffers have contributed to the degradation of Lambert Creek and the increase of nutrient loading. A section of Lambert Creek that was targeted as a high priority for streambank and buffer restoration, which will include the removal of invasive species, stabilization, and a native vegetation planting which will lead to a decrease of TP by 8.04 pounds per year and keep 9.46 tons of sediment per year from entering the creek.
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Lambert Creek discharges into East Vadnais Lake, which is the final impoundment reservoir containing the water supply that the Saint Paul Regional Water Services treats and then distributes to thirteen municipalities including the city of St. Paul. The restoration of this area will lead to a decrease of phosphorus by 8 pounds per year and sediment by 9 tons per year from entering the creek.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 7 lb. of phosphorus per year and 6 tons of sediment per year
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