Miller Hill Mall Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
St Louis, South SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Stormwater Management Plan

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for St Louis, South SWCD are: Albert Moline, David Davis, Debra Taylor, Hartley Sandstrom, Marcia Stromgren
Project Overview

The Miller Hill Mall, a regional shopping destination located in the City of Duluth, is the largest contiguous impervious site in the Miller Creek Watershed. The draft Total Maximum Daily Load Study identified heated stormwater runoff as a major contributor to the creek's excessive heat loading problem, which negatively impacts the creek's native brook trout population. The Mall, along with eight other entities in the watershed, was assigned a reduction goal as part of the effort to address the temperature problem in this creek.

This project will result in a Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan for the Mall that will provide a detailed strategy for mitigating the impacts of thermally enriched stormwater runoff that comes off of the Mall's 66 acres of impervious surfaces, discharging into the creek. The stormwater Best Management Practices proposed in the plan will be prioritized based on pollutant mitigation potential, costs, and mall priorities. Installed stormwater management practices will serve as examples of effective temperature mitigation strategies for neighboring businesses and the thousands of people who visit the mall every week, all of whom can play a role in keeping Miller Creek cold enough to sustain its native brook trout population.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
St Louis, South SWCD
Street Address
215 No 1st Ave E Rm 301
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp