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VALLEY BRANCH WATERSHED DISTRICT

2008 ANNUAL REPORT

 

                                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                                                           

 

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY

            Figure        Location and Communities, Valley Branch Watershed District (.PDF, 500 kb)

            Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Summary (.PDF, 2.5 MB)

 

 

SECTION 1 - 2008 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS (.PDF, 118 kb)

 

Part I - 2008 Organization and Budget Information

 

   A.        Board of Managers

    B.        District Information

   C.        2008 Administrative Budget

   D.        Technical/Advisory Committee

 

Part II - 2008 Valley Branch Watershed District Goals and Initiatives

 

Part III - Projects and Activities Initiated by the Board of Managers in 2008

 

    1.        BMP Cost-Share Program

    2.        Website Strategic Plan

    3.        East Metro Watershed Education Program

    4.        Inspections, Operations, Monitoring, Permitting, and Reporting Programs

    5.        Wetland Inventory and Assessment

    6.        Ravine Stabilization Projects

    7.        Valley Creek Stabilization Projects  

    8.        Raleigh Creek

    9.        Stormwater Pond Inventory and Maintenance

  10.        Habitat Monitoring

  11.        Eagle Point Lake Dam Revegetation

  12.        Acorn Lake Outlet

  13.        Community Plan Reviews

  14.        Lake Improvement Projects

  15.        Citizens Advisory Committee

  16.        Washington County Floodplain Maps

  17.        Silver Lake

  18.        Manager Workshops

  19.        Written Communication/Information Program

 

Part IV - District Permit Review Program

      Permits Issued in 2008

      Table IV-1    Valley Branch Watershed District Permits Issued in 2008 (.PDF, 30 kb)

      Figure IV-1  Permit Issued in 2008 (.PDF, 159 kb)

 

GOALS FOR 2009

 

Part V - 2009 Organization and Budget Information

 

   A.        Board of Managers

    B.        Official Bank and Newspapers

   C.        Consultants

   D.        2009 Budget

    E.        Plan Implementation Status

               Table VI-1  Status of Implementation Program (.PDF, 63 kb)

  

 

SECTION 2 - 2008 ENGINEER'S ANNUAL REPORT (.PDF, 86 kb)

 

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY

 

Part I - VBWD Investigations and Studies

 

      Lake Level Program

      Water Quality Monitoring Program

      Groundwater Level Observation Program

      Precipitation Data

      Project 1007, Olson Lake Estates Outlet, and Dam Inspections

 

Part II - Review of Actions Initiated By Others

 

      Flood Levels

      Wetland Impacts

      Erosion and Sediment Control and Water Quality Effects

      Effect of Development on Downstream Property

      Development Compatibility with Water                             

            Management Plan and Rules and Regulations

      Inspections

      Administrative Services

 

List of Appendices

 

Appendix A         East Metro Water Resources Education Program 2008 Annual Report (.PDF, 572 kb)

Appendix B          Lake Level Program (.PDF, 1.5 MB)

Appendix C          Water Quality Program (.PDF, 1.7 MB)

Appendix D         Groundwater Observation Wells (.PDF, 640 kb)

Appendix E          Precipitation Data (.PDF, 45 kb)