4.1 Integration of Past Planning Efforts

The District has invested in a significant planning effort since 2000, completing systematic analyses of all its major hydrologic systems, including surface water quantity and quality modeling; water quality goal setting; stream assessments for Minnehaha Creek and the primary streams of the upper watershed; functions and values assessments of the wetland resources of the District; and a Visioning process to identify options and public preferences for the future management of Minnehaha Creek.  In addition, specialized studies on specific water resources have been conducted, including the Painter Creek Feasibility Study, the Stubbs Bay Feasibility Study, and the Gleason Lake Management Plan.    Most of these past planning efforts included an extensive public participation process.  This Plan integrates these past planning efforts into a long-range Management Plan for the watershed and the eleven subwatershed planning units.