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2 7:00 pmWelcome and introductions 7:05pmHLWD planning overview Plan update process 7:25 pmStakeholder involvement Watershed problems 7:40 pmPublic comment 8:30 pmAdjourn

3  M.S. 103D.401 ◦ Existing water and water-related problems ◦ Possible solutions ◦ General objectives  M.S. 103D.405 (each revised plan must include) ◦ Updates and supplements of the existing hydrological or other statistical watershed data ◦ Specific projects and programs to be considered for implementation ◦ A statement of the extent that the purposes for which the HLWD had been established have been accomplished

4 ◦ A description of problems requiring future action ◦ A summary of completed studies on active or planned projects, including financial data; and ◦ An analysis of the effectiveness of the HLWD rules and permits in achieving water management objectives  HLWD Plan History ◦ Original Plan - October 1971 ◦ 1 st Plan Update – September 2001 ◦ 2 nd Plan Update – Draft to BWSR September 2011

5  HLWD Board resolution  Notice of decision to develop the Plan  Plan outline submitted to BWSR  Public Kickoff meeting  HLWD Advisory Committee meeting(s)  Goals and policies  Develop draft Watershed Management Plan  Plan review by state agencies and local government  Notice public hearing and hold hearing if requested  Incorporate agency, local government unit, and public final comments  BWSR Board approval  HLWD Board approval

6 Board of Manager Resolution to Update 10 Year WMP June 15, 2010 Notice of decision to develop a Plan and request for local plans & official controls: July 9, 2010 Establish a local Advisory Committee January 25, 2011 Develop a Plan outline and Submit to BWSR (10 yrs and 6 mo. from plan approval date) March 14, 2011 BWSR review of Plan Outline (within 60 days) March 17, 2011 Public information Plan Revision Kickoff Meeting April 7, 2011 Advisory Committee should analyze information received and identify Priority Issues April/May 2011 Revise Plan and meet with Advisory Committee as needed April/May 2011 Develop Revised Draft Watershed Management Plan May 15, 2011 Send the revised WMP to BWSR, required State review agencies and local governments May 15, 2011 Parties review the revised plan and make recommendations to BWSR & WD (60 days) BWSR provides Notice and if requested holds a Public Hearing (within 45 days) July 15, 2011 WMP is reviewed by BWSR Regional Committed and makes Recommendation to Board Early Sept BWSR Board Approves Plan by Sept Board meeting Heron Lake Watershed District Board of Managers Adopts Revised Plan Oct Proposed Heron Lake WD Management Plan 10 Year Update Timeline Date: April 7, 2011 WMP= Watershed Management Plan

7 Stakeholder Involvement  Kickoff Meeting  HLWD Citizens Advisory Committee  HLWD Board Meetings

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9  Organized according to resources ◦ Water quality ◦ Water quantity ◦ Drainage systems ◦ Biotic habitat ◦ Wetlands ◦ Flooding ◦ Education ◦ Funding  Goals and actions ◦ Specific items to address problems

10  Bacteria  Turbidity  Phosphorus

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12  Waterborne pathogens  E. coli

13  Four sources ◦ Livestock ◦ Humans ◦ Wildlife ◦ Pets

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16  Turbidity is the cloudiness of water ◦ Sediment ◦ Organic matter ◦ Algae  Affects the aquatic life in a stream ◦ Plants ◦ Fish ◦ Invertebrates  All connected, all affected

17  Runoff ◦ Fields ◦ Construction sites ◦ Highly erodible lands  Erosion ◦ Wind ◦ Gully ◦ Streambank ◦ Overgrazed pasture  Suspended organic matter ◦ Algae  Carp and rough fish

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20  Excessive nutrients (phosphorus) lead to increased algae blooms ◦ Reduces transparency ◦ Affects recreational value ◦ Affects aquatic life  All connected, all affected  1 pound of phosphorus can grow 500 pounds of algae!

21  Point sources ◦ Wastewater treatment facilities ◦ Storm water ◦ Livestock facilities greater than 1000 animal units  Nonpoint sources ◦ Inadequate septics ◦ Row cropland ◦ Feedlots ◦ Urban runoff ◦ Rural runoff ◦ Streambank erosion  Internal Loading ◦ Wind ◦ Carp

22  General Operation  Education  Monitoring  BMP Implementation  Impaired Waters and TMDLs  Flood Damage Reduction

23  Board of managers  Staff  Office space and equipment  Vehicles and maintenance  Operational expenses

24  Monthly newsletters  Website  Watershed tours  Semi-annual workshops  Field days  Demonstration projects  Youth education projects

25  Three streams annually ◦ 25 samples per year  Six lakes every three years ◦ 6 samples per year  Determine if water quality improvement is occurring

26  Critical area plantings  Grassed waterways  Terraces  Filter strips  Shoreline restoration  Conservation tillage incentives

27  TMDL Implementation Plan  Water Quality Management Planning Grant ◦ Watershed Coordinator  WF Des Moines River TMDL Implementation Grant ◦ Level III Feedlot Inventory ◦ Watershed Coordinator

28  Wildlife ponds/sedimentation basins  Wetland restoration  Rain gardens  Alternative tile intakes

29  State your name and your residence / agency  Questions and comments must: ◦ Identify problems within the watershed ◦ Provide ideas for correcting problems ◦ Address items within HLWD statutory authority  Comments limited to 5 minutes for each speaker

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