St. Clair TMDL report and request for Comments

Public comments are now being accepted regarding the Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) report for St. Clair Lake.  Public comments will be accepted now through 4:30 p.m. on February 19, 2015.  Questions can be directed to the MPCA contact listed below or the the PRWD office.

Request for Public Comment

St. Clair Lake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Report

Wastewater Treatment Facility Public Hearing

The City of Detroit Lakes will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to receive comments on the proposed facility plan for the Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) at the Detroit Lakes City Administration Office on the Council Chambers.

The recommended improvements will meet long-term wastewater treatment needs of the community.  The tentative construction of the improved facilities would be scheduled for 2016-2018.  The facility plan outlines alternatives studied, recommendations for improvements, environmental impacts, and cost estimates for the planned improvements.

A copy of the draft facility plan will be available for review after January 26, 2015 at the Detroit Lakes City offices or on the City website.

All interested persons are encourages to attend the hearing and provide comments.  Comments are encourages and will become part of the facilities plan for subsequent submission to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  Written comments may be submitted to General Manager Vernell Roberts and received until February 9th, 2015.  Address for written comments:

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities
Attn: Vernell Roberts
1025 Roosevelt Avenue
PO Box 647
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

Detroit Lake Public Access Expansion and Redesign

DNR, Parks & Trails Division held a public meeting on January 15th to gather community feedback for their proposal for the public access expansion on the Detroit Lake.

Detroit Lake public access proposed plan

Highway 10 Restore the Shore Enhancement Project

A shout out and thank you to the City's Public Works Department and the Department of Correction's STS Program for their help in mulching the trees along the Highway 10 Scenic Overlook on November 18th! With their help, we were able to complete Step 1 in a Restore the Shore Enhancement Project, coordinated by our Minnesota GreenCorps Member, Jillian Walechka.

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Water Management Plan Update

The Pelican River Watershed District Board of Managers is seeking your input to help us with updating the District’s Water Management Plan. The District is involved with environmental education, water quality (monitoring, storm water, shoreline restoration), aquatic invasive species management, etc. All work that watershed districts do during the plan period is controlled by the updated plan. Minnesota Watershed Districts are required to update their Water Management Plan every 10 years.




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