5.5 Operations and Maintenance

Activities detailed in this implementation plan will require new operations and maintenance activities in this subwatershed.  These include:

Table 14.  Ongoing District operations and maintenance tasks in the Minnehaha Creek subwatershed.

Task

Spring

Summer

Fall

Inspect Erosion-Prone Reaches of Creek

Early Spring and After Storm

After Storm

Late Fall and After Storm

Inspect High Vegetative Diversity Wetlands

Regularly

Regularly

Regularly

Inspect channel dredging project area for sediment accumulation: West 44th Street to TH 100

 

Annually

 

Remove debris in Minnehaha Creek and other streams that poses an obstruction to flow or causes flooding

As needed

As needed

As needed

Inspect channel improvement project area for proper operation: 300 feet upstream of TH 100

 

Annually

 

Table 15.  Ongoing District operations and maintenance tasks for the Minnehaha Creek subwatershed canoe facilities.

Task

Responsible Parties

Spring

Summer

Fall

Routine Inspection

MCWD

After Snowmelt

June

September

Debris and Trash Removal

MCWD

As needed

As needed

As needed

Minor Erosion Repair

MCWD

As needed

As needed

As needed

Temporary and Permanent Sign Maintenance

MCWD

As needed

As needed 

As needed

Fence and Barrier Maintenance

MCWD

As needed

As needed 

As needed

Portage and Landing Maintenance

MCWD

As needed

As needed

As needed

Table 16.  Ongoing District operations and maintenance tasks for previously completed Minnehaha Creek subwatershed improvement projects.

Task

Water Quality Monitoring

Structural Repair

Major Erosion Repair

Sediment removal

Twin Lakes Park Pond

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

Cedar Meadows Pond

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

Lake Calhoun Ponds

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

Lake Nokomis Ponds

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

Pamela Park Ponds

 

 

 

As Needed

Table 17.  Potential ongoing operations and maintenance tasks for proposed Minnehaha Creek subwatershed improvement projects.

Task

Treat-ment Ponds

Wetland Restorations

Stream Restorations

Spring

Summer

Fall

Routine Inspection

a

a

a

Early and After Storm

After Storm

Late and After Storm

Vegetation Management

 

a

a

As needed

As needed

As needed

General Upkeep

a

a

 

Regularly

Regularly

Regularly

Debris and Trash Removal

a

 

 

As needed

As needed

As needed

Inlet/Outlet Cleaning

a

a

 

As needed

As needed

As needed

Minor Erosion Repair

a

a

a

As needed

As needed

As needed

Note: Responsible parties would be determined by negotiation at the time of project proposal