8/15/2019 10:42:00 AM NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
on the SHIELDS LAKE ALUM TREATMENT PROJECT
(August 15, 22, 2019)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at a public hearing on Thursday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the offices of the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District at 44 Lake Street South, Suite A, Forest Lake, MN 55025, the CLFLWD Board of Managers will receive public comment under Minnesota Statutes 103B.251 on the ordering of the Shields Lake Alum Treatment Project.
The estimated cost for the Alum Treatment is approximately $135,000. Of this amount, $108,000 would be supplied by a Clean Water Fund grant and the remainder would be supplied by the CLFLWD through an ad valorem tax levy on real property within the watershed, apportioned between Chisago and Washington Counties in accordance with the net tax capacity of each. This project will apply aluminum sulfate (commonly known as alum) to Shields Lake in order to bind suspended phosphorus in the water column and trap it in the lake bottom sediment. Once bound to the alum, the phosphorus will no longer be biologically available for algae, thus improving water clarity. The combination of this project with the recent Stormwater Harvest & Irrigation
Reuse project will fully achieve Shields Lake’s long-term water quality goal and reduce phosphorus loading to Forest Lake by 250 pounds per year.
For further information, please visit www.clflwd.org or contact Mike Kinney, CLFLWD Administrator, at 651-395-5850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.