News By Category: Surface Water Management

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.

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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. Read More

Many Golden Valley residents are already prepared for potential flooding. Those with homes near a flood plain have likely flood-proofed their homes and purchased flood insurance, protecting themselves from costly damage. If you don’t know if your home or business is at risk for flooding and how to take action to prevent flood damage, now is a good time to find out.

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An icy surface turns walking into a hazard, so naturally people do what they can to melt away the slick onslaught of winter.

When people use salt to melt ice and spread sand to create better traction, they may not realize it can have harmful environmental effects if washed into storm sewers and then into streams and lakes. Metro area waters have become increasingly salty since the early 1950s, and chloride is the culprit.** Read More

A Bassett Creek restoration project educational sign was stolen sometime between June 20-21 from its location at the 2600 Block of Unity Ave N, and the Golden Valley Police Department seeks the community’s help in locating it. Read More

Due to widespread storm damage, flooding, and unavailable city staff, the Bassett Creek Watershed tour scheduled for today, June 24, has been cancelled. The Bassett Creek Watershed Commission workshop scheduled for 4:30–6:30 pm at Golden Valley City Hall will continue as scheduled.

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Help develop the next generation Bassett Creek watershed management plan by attending the Basset Creek Watershed Summit. The event will be held Thursday, June 13, 7 pm, Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth. Read More

Golden Valley is one of several metro area cities partnering with local watershed authorities and the nonprofit Metro Blooms to host workshops that explore the latest in healthy yard care practices. The $15 workshops will be offered from mid-April to mid-June in a variety of locations, including one in Golden Valley May 14. Read More

Next week the City of Golden Valley will honor Edward Silberman, a resident who strived for better water management practices and improved water quality for all of us. Read More

The City of Golden Valley is hosting an informal open house meeting Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011, to review plans to stabilize stream banks along Bassett Creek from Wisconsin Ave to 10th Ave and Duluth St to the Golden Valley/Crystal border. Read More