Overview

Supported through the pilot phase of MCWD’s Land & Water Partnership program, the Maple Creek Pond Improvement project includes an iron-enhanced sand filter that will reduce phosphorus loading to downstream Gleason Lake. The project, led by the City of Plymouth, will also help alleviate local flooding. 

The City of Plymouth coordinated with MCWD to identify opportunities in the City’s capital improvement plan (CIP) to integrate water quality improvements to benefit impaired Gleason Lake. In 2021, the City and MCWD identified the Maple Creek project as a partnership opportunity based on the project’s potential for regional water quality benefit. MCWD agreed to contribute $100,000 toward the design and construction of the iron-enhanced sand filter.

At a Glance

  • Plymouth
  • Gleason Lake Subwatershed
  • Status: Complete
  • 2023

MCWD Staff Contact

Kate Moran, MCWD

kmoran@minnehahacreek.org

952-641-4520

MCWD Project Cost

$100,000

Project Updates

winter 2024

The City of Plymouth is completing re-establishment of vegetation.

Project Timeline

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Planning Phase

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Planning Phase

2021 Project opportunities identified in the Gleason Lake subwatershed

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Design Phase

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Design Phase

October 2021 Public hearing held

October 2021 Project ordered by the MCWD Board of Managers

December 2021 — Funding agreement and budget amendment approved

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Construction Phase

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Construction Phase

November 2023 Construction begins

Summer 2023 Construction completed

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Project completion

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Project Completion

Fall 2023 — Project complete

By the Numbers

19

pounds

of annual phosphorus reduction

1900

pounds

of total suspended solids reduced annually


Project Highlights

  • Improved water quality in nutrient impaired Gleason Lake
  • Collaboration between Plymouth and MCWD

All metrics anticipated upon project completion.

Partnership

The City of Plymouth coordinated with MCWD to identify opportunities in the City’s CIP to integrate water quality improvements to benefit impaired Gleason Lake.

Funding

Project Cost: $100,000

MCWD contributed $100,000 or approximately 50% of eligible costs for the water quality improvement features of the project. Funding was provided by MCWD’s Land & Water Partnership program.