Washington Judicial Ditch 6 Wetland Restoration
The proposed project will restore approximately 1.5-acres of wetland including sediment excavation and vegetation rehabilitation. The current wetland condition is partially drained by a small private ditch that flows
into WJD-6 and eventually into Forest Lake, and 100% dominated by a monotype of reed canary grass. The
excavation and scraping will provide for deeper pools along with large shallow wetland benches to promote
nutrient uptake. This design will create a longer flow path and promote nutrient uptake in the saturated wetland
benches. Creating a wetter regime should also promote improved vegetation and habitat diversity. This project is
estimated to reduce P loading by approximately 38 lb/yr, achieving 40% of the remaining WJD-6 subwatershed P reduction goal.
The CLFLWD received a $386,000 Clean Water Fund (CWF) grant from the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for this project. View the CWF grant application here.