Savage Fen Ravine Stabilization
Projects and Practices 2014
An estimated reduction of 520 lbs/yr of total phosphorus and 500 tons/yr of TSS is anticipated.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 520 lb. of phosphorus per year and 500 tons of sediment per year
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
Calcareous fens such as the Savage Fen are fragile ecosystems existing only under a unique combination of soil type, hydrology, chemistry, and vegetation. The City of Savage is continuing efforts to protect this important ecosystem through this project. Two large ravines -Dakota Avenue and McColl's Bluff - discharge to the Fen, which was granted special status under the State's Wetlands Conservation Act. Both ravines are highly eroded and carry a significant amount of stormwater and sediment to the Savage Fen. Due to the sensitivity of this Fen, these ravines have been identified as a high priority in the City's Stormwater Management System Maintenance Plan. Significant pollutant reductions from the project are quantified.