5.8.3 Minnehaha Falls/ Glen Restoration

ProjectMinnehaha Falls/Glen Restoration
DescriptionStreambank restoration, repair or replacement of retaining walls, bufferreestablishment, enhancement of in-stream habitat features
NeedA number of the retaining walls constructed by the Works ProgressAdministration and the Civilian Conservation Corps have deteriorated and are in need of restoration or replacement. Other needs for improvement in the area include trail and bridge abutments and correction of an ongoingdrainage issue that is causing deterioration of the public safety access road to the Creek mouth. The District will work collaboratively with theMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the National Park Service to identify and construct improvements. The specific share of construction cost as well as ongoing maintenance costs associated with these improvements would be determined by cooperative agreement prior to implementation of this project.
OutcomeProtection of public health and safety; stabilized streambanks with bothhard armoring and bioengineering to reduce erosion; improved riparian zone with native vegetation; improved fish and macroinvertebrate habitat.
Estimated Cost and Funding

Phase I: Feasibility study

Phase II: Construct cooperative improvements.

Funding source for this project is the Districtcapital levy. The
specific share of construction costas well as ongoing maintenance
costs associatedwith these improvements would be determined
by cooperative agreement prior to implementation of this project.

$104,000 Ph I

$3,183,232 Ph II

$3,287,232 Total

Schedule

2007 Design, cooperative agreement

2008 Construction