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Forest Lake Wetland Treatment Basin

This project will improve a wetland basin located east of Forest Lake's easternmost basin (a.k.a. 3rd Lake). Project activities include excavation of nutrient-rich sediments, restoration of native vegetative cover, protection of existing high quality vegetation and incorporation of native buffers surrounding the basin. This project is predicted to result in removal of 56 pounds of phosphorus per year. This is equal to 50% of the phosphorus load reduction to Forest Lake from this tributary.

This project was identified as a result of notable phosphorus discharges from the wetland basin throughout years past.

Construction began on January 9, 2017 with a groundbreaking ceremony and was largely completed by early February. Cleanup and site restoration will be completed in spring 2017. More information and a location map of the project can be found on the Project Fact Sheet.

The CLFLWD received a $162,000 Clean Water Fund (CWF) grant from the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). View the latest CWF grant report here.

Read: First the pond, then the lake: Forest Lake takes steps to improve water quality