News By Category: Surface Water Management
The heavy snowfall this winter, combined with warmer temperatures and rain in the forecast, has resulted in an increased concern for potential springtime flooding throughout Minnesota. The City of Golden Valley is taking measures to be prepared, with crews working overtime to clear the City’s 3,000 catch basins of snow and ice to help manage snowmelt runoff and prevent flooding.
The City of Golden Valley is now taking public comments on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for its DeCola Ponds B & C Improvement Project, which will reduce flooding and improve water quality through expanding existing stormwater ponds.
The City of Golden Valley will host an open house April 11, 5 to 7:30 pm, at Golden Valley City Hall, to provide residents with information about options for flood mitigation in the DeCola Ponds area.
At the end of October, the City installed road sensors and cameras on Winnetka Ave south of Hwy 55, one in the northbound lane and one in the southbound. This technology will help City crews respond to changing pavement conditions more proficiently while reducing environmental impacts.
Learn how to create a weather resilient yard Thursday, May 4, 6-9 pm, at a workshop presented by Metro Blooms and sponsored by the West Metro Watershed Alliance and the Cities of Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale. The workshop will be at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr N, Crystal.
Four Golden Valley citizens were among 10 volunteers recently recognized by the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) for their hard work in helping the BCWMC achieve its mission: “Stewardship of water resources to protect and enhance our communities.” They include Jonathan Burris, Shanna Hanson, Linda Loomis, and Cara Rickenberg.
The City of Golden Valley is hosting an informal open house meeting Thursday, January 8, 2015, to discuss proposed improvements to properties that are part of the 2015 Bassett Creek Restoration Project. The project is scheduled for construction in late 2015.
Nearly all of Golden Valley’s storm water runoff drains into Bassett Creek, making it an important community asset. The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC), which manages the watershed, applauds its volunteers for dedicating their time and skills to helping the Commission achieve its mission.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has removed Wirth Lake in Golden Valley from the state’s Impaired Waters List and has submitted the action, termed “delisting,” to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for final approval. Wirth Lake has been on the list since 2002 due to excess nutrients, specifically phosphorous.