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Painter Creek Restoration (Jennings Bay Improvement Project)

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Painter Creek remeanderIn 2009 the MCWD restored approximately 2,000 feet of Painter Creek as it flows from Highway 26 into Lake Minnetonka's Jennings Bay within the city of Minnetrista. The restoration returned the stream, which had previously been straightened and ditched, into a more natural shape and restored its surrounding wetlands.

The work included:

  • Excavating a new channel to direct water across the wetland
  • Lowering the existing weir and installing a new weir at Highway 26 that directs water through the new channel
  • Restoring vegetation