5.8 Capital Improvement Program
The capital improvement program identified below includes projects that will progress the District toward achieving its various goals for the subwatershed. This program is not a comprehensive list of all capital needs or potential projects within the subwatershed, and is limited by available financial resources and staff capacity to manage projects. These priority projects are intended to:
- Achieve nutrient load reductions in Gleason Lake to prevent future listing as Impaired Waters that require TMDL studies.
- Stabilize and restore streams to repair erosion and protect downstream water quality.
- Mitigate the impacts of future development on downstream resources.
Where possible, these proposed projects emphasize the achievement of multiple objectives. For example, stream restoration would not only stabilize streambanks and prevent further erosion, it would provide an opportunity to improve in-stream and buffer habitat, conserve existing high-value resources, and reduce sediment and nutrient transport downstream.
This CIP also includes several projects identified in the Gleason Lake Management Plan that would only be considered as cooperative projects with the City of Plymouth or some other partner.