- As described in Section 2.5.6 and
Figure 16, Figure 17, and Figure 18, there are a number of areas in the subwatershed
that are very highly or highly sensitive to aquifer impacts.
- Wellhead Protection Areas and
associated Drinking Water Sensitivity Management Areas have been
identified for the cities of Long
Lake and Plymouth. Stormwater management within those areas
should be coordinated with wellhead protection plans.
- Many of the major wetlands in the
subwatershed were identified in the FAW as discharge or combination
recharge-discharge wetlands. Several
recharge wetlands are located in the western subwatershed north of Highway
12 and west of Willow Drive. As development occurs it will be critical
to maintain runoff and infiltration rates to help maintain hydrology to
- Groundwater hydrology is an important component in
the base flow for area streams.
Protecting existing groundwater flow regimes must remain a priority.