5.5 Operations and Maintenance

Activities detailed in this implementation plan will require both ongoing and new operations and maintenance activities in this subwatershed.  These include inspection of erosion-prone Painter Creek annually to maintain conveyance capacity and identify erosion that could contribute sediment downstream or impede proper function of the channel, and maintenance activities for existing and proposed capital projects.

Table 11.  Ongoing District operations and maintenance tasks in the Painter Creek subwatershed.

Task

Spring

Summer

Fall

Routine Ditch Inspection

 

As needed

Every five years

As needed

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

Painter Creek Wetland Restoration Area Vegetation Management

Regularly

Regularly

Periodic burns, mowing, or herbicide as needed

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

As needed

As needed

As needed

 

Table 12.  Ongoing operations and maintenance tasks for previously completed Painter Creek subwaershed improvement projects.

Task

Katrina Lak Outlet

South Katrina Pond

Painter Marsh Pond

Pond 937 Outlet

Spring

Summer

Fall

Routine Inspection

a

a

a 

a

Early Spring and After Storm

After Storm

Late Fall and After Storm

General Upkeep

a

a

a

a

Regularly

Regularly

Regularly

Debris and Trash Removal

a

a

a

a

As needed

As needed

As needed

Inlet/Outlet Cleaning

a

a

a

a

As needed

As needed

As needed

Minor Erosion Repair

a

a

a

a

As needed

As needed

As needed

Source:  MCWD.  See Figure 20 for pond locations. 

Table 13.  Potential ongoing operations and maintenance tasks for proposed Painter Creek subwatershed improvement projects.

Task

Treatment 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.