Elm Creek Stream Restoration - Highway 55 to Wayzata High School

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City Project No. 18011

Project Overview
The City of Plymouth, in cooperation with the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission (ECWMC) has been investigating ways to reduce phosphorus and total suspended solids (TSS) levels in Elm Creek. While phosphorus and total suspended solids loading to Elm Creek varies greatly depending upon precipitation, water quality monitoring downstream of the project area indicates an increase in pollutant loading into Elm Creek.

The goal of this project is to design and implement a stream restoration along 3,850 linear feet of Elm Creek from Minnesota State Highway 55 to the western border of the Wayzata High School property. The project is expected to include best management practices such as vegetative buffers, root wads, stone toe protection and rip rap cross veins within the stream and along the banks. These best management practices will reduce streambank erosion and improve pollutant loading within the stream.

On November 13th, 2018 the City Council awarded the contract to Sunram Construction.

Elm Creek Stream Restoration Project Final Plans (PDF)

Project Map (PDF)
Elm Creek Channel Study - 2007 (PDF) 
Elm Creek Channel Study - 2007, Appendix A (PDF) 

Project Updates
January 25, 2019
Construction on this project is approximately 2/3 complete and the contractor will be working diligently to complete the work by the end of February 2019.  

 Elm Creek Stream Restoration two thirds complete





Ben Scharenbroich, Senior Engineering Technician
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1485
P 763-509-5527 | bscharenbroich@plymouthmn.gov


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