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