Maple Creek Pond Improvement Project
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.
Construction is substantially complete. The City of Plymouth is completing final seeding and stabilization.
2021 — Project opportunities identified in the Gleason Lake subwatershed
October 2021 — Public hearing held
October 2021 — Project ordered by the MCWD Board of Managers
December 2021 — Funding agreement and budget amendment approved
November 2023 — Construction begins
Summer 2023 — Construction completed
Fall 2023 — Project complete
By the Numbers
of annual phosphorus reduction
of total suspended solids reduced annually
- Improved water quality in nutrient impaired Gleason Lake
- Collaboration between Plymouth and MCWD
All metrics anticipated upon project completion.
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.
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.