Taft Lake / Legion Lake

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Project Contacts:
Becky Christopher, Minnehaha Creek
Liz Finnegan, City of Richfield
Cattails
PURPOSE
To improve the in-lake water quality of Taft Lake by utilizing a regional approach to storm water management for areas in the City that are located within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

MINNEHAHA CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT
GRAPHICS PROJECT ELEMENTS

Features and benefits of the project are outlined below:

  • Water Reuse Infiltration System
  • Native Prairie Restoration and Buffers
  • Grit Chambers
  • Flocculation Treatment
  • Flocculation Treatment System for In-lake Water
  • Construction of Richfield Parkway North Connection
  • Removal of Taft Lake Frontage Road
TIMELINE
Construction is on-going and the entire system is expected to by up and running in the Spring of 2016.

PROJECT FINANCING
The Taft Lake / Legion Lake Water Quality Improvement Project is a cooperative effort between the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and the City of Richfield. The capital costs will be financed by the MCWD and the ongoing maintenance costs will be paid for by the City using fees collected through the Storm Water Utility.

FEASIBILITY
Feasibility Study