White Bear Lake Augmentation
The DNR is directed by Minnesota Law 2016, Chapter 172, Article 2, Section 12 to request proposals for a potential design-build project to augment White Bear Lake with water from East Vadnais Lake.
(a) $150000 in fiscal year 2017 is appropriated from the clean water fund to the commissioner of natural resources for development of three design-build proposals. The commissioner shall request design-build qualifications and select three qualified entities to develop design-build proposals. The proposals must address increasing the water level in White Bear Lake by piping water from Vadnais Lake to White Bear Lake. The design work must ensure that the water in White Bear Lake and Vadnais Lake will remain at least as clean and clear as before the augmentation project is implemented. Among any other issues to be addressed the design work must ensure that the project does not allow the spread of any invasive species or increase phosphorus levels. The commissioner must develop the design-build request for proposals in consultation with the commissioner of administration with regard to procedures and in consultation with the Metropolitan Council and its water supply policy and technical advisory committees and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with regard to water quality and environmental issues. Any limitations in law on the number or value of design-build contracts do not apply to this project.
The DNR will seek three design-build proposals for a potential augmentation project for White Bear Lake as directed by Minnesota Law 2016 Chapter 172 Article 2 Section 12.
In FY17 DNR successfully solicited and received one proposal for Design-Build Services for a potential augmentation project for White Bear Lake. An electronic copy of the report is available at http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/gwmp/wbl-augmentation-proposal.pdf.