Nokomis Neighbors For Clean Water
This project engages private property owners in a neighborhood scale effort to install up to 180 stormwater BMPs to protect Lake Nokomis, a water body in Minneapolis impaired for excess nutrients. Lake Nokomis is one of the most visited lakes in Minnesota.
This project resulted in an estimated reduction of 30 lb. of phosphorus per year, 4 tons of sediment per year, and 19 acre-feet of stormwater per year
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This project engages private property owners in a neighborhood scale effort to install up to 180 stormwater Best Management Practice (BMPs) to protect Lake Nokomis, a water body in Minneapolis impaired for excess nutrients. An analysis of the Lake Nokomis subwatershed identified priority areas for BMP installations based on drainage pattern, land uses and presence of previously-constructed BMPs. The project will install 160-180 BMPs adjacent to alleyways to disconnect residential backyards, rooftops and driveways on 15 residential blocks. Modeling of potential projects demonstrates 90-92% reduction in stormwater volume, phosphorus, and sediment from drainage areas, resulting in 15 pounds phosphorus removal/year.