2008 Bassett Creek Bank Stabilization Project

Prior to 2008, the Sweeney Branch of Bassett Creek suffered from severe erosion and mud build-up, which jeopardized nearby Duck Pond and Sweeney Lake. Duck Pond (located on the south side of Glenwood Ave) had received the brunt of the creek's runoff and had been filled from erosion until it resembled little more than a mud pit.

The 2008 Bassett Creek Bank Stabilization Project restored the pond to its original depth and clarity and helped stabilize 600 feet of Bassett Creek from future erosion.

Location

  • 600-foot Sweeney Branch stretch of Bassett Creek, on the south side of Glenwood Ave near King Creek Rd

Actions Taken

  • Reinforced banks of the creek with rock and native plants
  • Dredged Duck Pond to clear it of mud build-up

Partners

  • Funded by the Bassett Creek Water Management Commission
  • Constructed by the City of Golden Valley