The Elm Creek TMDL draft report and supporting appendices are now available for informal review by the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission and the Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee members.
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Third Generation Plan Forwarded to BWSR for Approval
Revision incorporates revised MN Rule 8410
In accordance with MN Statutes 103B.231, the Commission held a public hearing on the draft Third Generation Watershed Management Plan onJuly 8, 2015. The hearing provided a forum for the public, government agencies and member cities to provide comments on the goals, management strategies and work plan proposed for the ten-year period 2015-2024. Following the hearing, the draft Plan, a record of the hearing and all comments received, and responses made were forwarded to the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).
The Metro Committee of the BWSR met on September 3, 2015, to review the draft Plan. Discussion occurred regarding making some changes to the Plan prior to it going to the full BWSR Board for approval as a result of the revised Minnesota Rule 8410, which became effective July 13, 2015.
The revised Rule 8410, which administers Metropolitan Water Management, now provides that projects can be added to the CIP by minor plan amendment rather than by major plan amendment, as long as the County agrees. The draft Plan has been revised to incorporate language pertaining to this revision. The revision was approved by the Commission at its September 9, 2015 meeting and a revised draft Plan
has been forwarded to BWSR for final approval.
Once BWSR has approved the Plan, the Commission has 120 days in which to adopt it. Following adoption of the Plan by the Commission, member cities will have two years to update their local plans.
If you have questions regarding the Plan, please direct them to our consultant, Diane Spector at Wenck Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org
Commission Adopts New Rules and Standards - Effective 1/1/2015
In 2014 the Commission, through a Minor Plan Amendment, adopted new Appendix O
, which are the Third Generation Rules and Standards, and deleted all of existing Appendix F
except for certain key policies and standards that should be retained until the Third Generation Plan is adopted.
Commission Certifies Project for County Levy
At a public hearing on September 9, 2015, the Commission approved the Plymouth Elm Creek Stream Restoration project for county levy. The project is described generally as stabilization of approximately 5,000 feet of Elm Creek stream bank in Plymouth, MN, using bioengineering and revegetation techniques. The project area is bordered by Peony Lane on the east, 54th Avenue on the north, Elm Creek Golf Course to the west and Wayzata High School to the south. The total treatment area for this project is approximately 13.4 acres. The total cost of the project is $1,086,000. The proposed levy is $250,000.