Lake Virginia Regional Infiltration Project (LV-5)


The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Board of Managers will hold a Public Hearing at the Meeting of the Board of Managers on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. for the Lake Virginia Regional Infiltration Project.

The proposed project will be completed in partnership with the Cities of Chanhassen and Victoria to provide storm water retention and infiltration, streambank restoration, and vegetative buffer establishment in the subwatershed, subsequently improving the quality of water discharged to Lake Virginia and ultimately Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek. The draft feasibility study is available for viewing and can also be found on the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District's website.

Lake Virginia Regional Infiltration Project Figure 1

Project Costs

The total estimated cost for the project is $47,000 and would be funded through the ad valorem tax levy established by MCWD. Approximately 4.19% of the ad valorem costs will be allocated to Carver County and 95.81% of the ad valorem costs will be allocated to Hennepin County.

If the Managers find that the project will be conducive to public health, promote the general welfare, and is consistent with the MCWD Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan, they will order and formally establish the project at the September 27, 2012 Board Meeting. The meeting will be held at the MCWD Offices, 18202 Minnetonka Boulevard, Deephaven, MN 55391.

Per statute, MCWD is required to send notice of the public hearing to all municipalities and counties in the District. This notice is being sent electronically to city and county administrators and staff. A hard copy of the notice is also being mailed to city and county administrators.

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Michael Hayman
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District