The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) 2007 Comprehensive Water Resource Management Plan includes a 10-year Capital Improvements Program, which identifies priority projects that are to be investigated, designed, and built during the 2007-2017 planning cycle. The goals of these projects are to:
- Achieve nutrient load reductions in lakes to prevent future listing as Impaired Waters that require Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies.
- Stabilize and restore stream reaches with the highest concentration of erosion issues and to improve biotic integrity.
- Conserve and enhance green infrastructure through land conservation and restoration to proactively address water quality, runoff management, and other water resources issues.
- Begin addressing the historic loss of wetlands in the watershed through restoration of degraded or drained wetlands.
- Mitigate the impacts of future development on downstream resources.
The MCWD has a number of projects that are currently underway. The MCWD uses a three-year planning process for capital projects in which a feasibility study is conducted during the first year, the project is designed in the second year, and the project is constructed in the third year. Browse this page to learn more about past, current, and upcoming capital projects.
For questions about future projects or those that are currently being studied, you can contact MCWD Planning staff. For questions about past projects or those that are currently being constructed, please contact MCWD Project Management staff.