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
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
◦ 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
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
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. 2011 BWSR Board Approves Plan by Sept. 2011 Board meeting Heron Lake Watershed District Board of Managers Adopts Revised Plan Oct. 2011 Proposed Heron Lake WD Management Plan 10 Year Update Timeline Date: April 7, 2011 WMP= Watershed Management Plan
Organized according to resources ◦ Water quality ◦ Water quantity ◦ Drainage systems ◦ Biotic habitat ◦ Wetlands ◦ Flooding ◦ Education ◦ Funding Goals and actions ◦ Specific items to address problems
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!
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