Pleasant Hill Park Stormwater Retrofit
The City of Lindstrom has identified the subwatershed that includes Pleasant Hill Park as a high priority for a stormwater management project due to the high volume of untreated stormwater discharging directly into South Lindstrom Lake. This is a cooperative project between the City of Lindstrom and the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District.
This 66 acre catchment receives runoff water from residential, commercial downtown and light industrial areas. The park is used as a playground in summer and an ice skating rink in winter. The storm sewer is not sized to handle runoff from wider streets and more impervious surfaces and the outlet in South Lindstrom Lake is under water. During high rain events sediment is carried into the lake and creates a large delta three to four feet below the surface of the water, which also creates a hazard at the private beach area where the outlet is located. Due to the lack of upstream treatment, debris (cigarette butts, papers, cups) is carried directly into the lake and deposited on the shoreline. Filtration and holding areas upstream of the lake will resolve these issues. Adding locations to infiltrate water in the watershed will increase the effectiveness of the current stormwater infrastructure.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Reduce Phosphorus by 20 pounds/year, Sediment 5 tons/year and runoff volume by 13 acre-feet/year.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of phosphorus by 23 lb. per year, and reduced sediment by 5 tons per year.
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.