Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2012-2013 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Minnetonka. To improve water quality in Shady Oak Lake, Minnetonka project lead and water resource engineer Liz Stout worked with a team of students in CE 5511: Urban Hydrology and Land Development, to identify potential best management practices for the watershed. The BMPs considered in the study included in-lake treatment, street sweeping, sumps, swales, bio- infiltration, and changes to city ordinances. Based on the analysis, it was determined that increasing the frequency of street sweeping in the lakeshed would be the most effective best management practice.The students' final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in CE 5511: Urban Hydrology and Land Development, taught by Dr. John Gulliver in spring 2013.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Cyr, Braden; Ronke, Kaylyn; Sandberg, Kyle; Wimler, Lauren.
Shady Oak Lake Feasibility Study of Best Management Practices.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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