Dakota County is completing a Surface Water Study in Lebanon Hills Regional Park that will:
- Identify data gaps of previous surface water and stormwater studies.
- Coordinate data collection for now and the future.
- Examine all pollutant sources on major lakes in the park.
- Identify best practices to achieve or maintain the designated uses of water sources.
Dakota County completed a stormwater management plan for the park in 2006. Several improvement projects were recommended and implemented by Dakota County and the cities of Apple Valley, Eagan, and Rosemount.
While the study and completed projects protected against major flooding issues the park experienced in the 2000s, the county wants to further protect and enhance the quality of waters within the park.
The Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan provides the overall framework for management of the park’s natural resources and identifies priority lakes and wetlands based on several categories of designated uses. Additionally, the Natural Resource Management System Plan provides additional guidance on long-term management and investments.
Draft Lebanon Hills Regional Park Subwater Assessment Report
Please contact Mike Behan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments relating to this project.
Phase 1: Data Collection (May–October 2017)
Phase 2: Subwatershed Delineation and Pollutant Load Modeling (June–July 2017)
Phase 3: Implementation Plan Development and Draft Report (September–November 2017)
Phase 4: Final Report (December 2017)