Project Number: BCP-2
A feasibility study was completed in May 2017 and includes bathymetric surveys, wetland delineations, and sediment sampling including analyses for harmful contaminants in both Bassett Creek Park Pond and Winnetka Pond. The Commission approved the Engineer's recommendation to dredge only Winnetka Pond (with intent to dredge Bassett Creek Park Pond in a future year) to a depth of 6 feet; to install a native vegetative buffer around most of the pond, and to control the goose population at the pond. An open house and public input meeting was held in February 2017 for residents to learn more about the project and for BCWMC and city staff to hear concerns and answer questions. See the feasibility study for further details, maps, analyses, etc.
Estimated project costs for the recommended alternative: include the following: Construction costs (including engineering, design, and construction contingency) are estimated at $913,000. 30-year annualized cost for pollutant removal is $956/lb total phosphorus and $27/lb total suspended solids based on professional judgement pollutant removal calculations. BCWMC capital projects such as this are typically funded through an ad valorum tax of all watershed residents levied by Hennepin County on the BCWMC's behalf. A maximum levy request of $1,000,000 which also includes feasibility study costs ($60,000) and BCWMC administrative costs ($27,000) was approved by the County in June 2017.
This proposed project will have the following benefits:
The BCWMC is planning to hold a public hearing on this proposed project at its meeting on September 21, 2017. Check this page for further details closer to September or contact BCWMC Administrator, Laura Jester, to be added to an email list for notifications about this project.
Final Feasibility Study (no appendices)