5.8.2 Wetland Restoration

ProjectDutch Lake Wetland Restoration
DescriptionRestoration of drained or degraded wetlands in the Dutch Lake subwatershed
Need

Two wetland projects in the subwatershed would be considered for restoration to restore hydrology, improve habitat, increase infiltration, expand wildlife corridors or connect other high-value resources. Prioritization and selection of specific restoration projects would be based on criteria including:

  • Potential to achieve multiple objectives such as improving downstream water quality, increasing infiltration, increasing stormwater storage, improving habitat, or connecting other resources
  • Opportunity to increase wetland acreage through restoration of drained wetlands

One wetland in the subwatershed would be considered for restoration to restore hydrology, improve habitat, increase infiltration, expand wildlife corridors or connect other high-value resources. Prioritization andselection of specific restoration projects would be based on criteria including:

  • Potential to achieve multiple objectives such as improving downstreamwater quality, increasing infiltration, increasing stormwater storage,improving habitat, or connecting other resources
  • Opportunity to increase wetland acreage through restoration of drained wetlands

The following are some of the potential restoration locations that mightmeet those criteria, although other locations may also be considered.Game Farm Road Wetland. One wetland in the subwatershed wasidentified as having a high restoration potential. It is an approximately 20acre Type 2 wet meadow adjacent to the central wetland complex andconservation corridor. Restoration of this wetland could be part of another future corridor linkage to the Painter Creek subwatershed corridors.

OutcomeRestored and improved wetland functions and values, enhanced habitat,increased infiltration, expanded and connected wildlife corridors, protection of downstream resources
Estimated Cost and Funding
Design, easement acquisition,permitting,
construction, constructionmanagement,
vegetation managementcontract. Funding
source is the Districtcapital levy.
$51,700 Design
$678,400 Constr, easmnt
$730,100 Total
Schedule

2012 Wetland identification, design, easement acquisition

2013 Construction