Projects & Reports

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  • Lake Burandt Reuse (Phase 2): The 2nd phase of installing four water reuse tanks near Bayview Elementary for use by Waconia School District to irrigate adjacent ball fields. 
  • Streambank Exclusion: This program will provide incentive to cattle growers to remove cattle from the streambank area to protect it from erosion. It will also fund methods to provide cattle with alternative access to water.
  • Carver Clean Water Initiative:  This initiative will provide businesses and non-profit organizations (non-governmental) up to $25,000 in cost share to install clean water projects on their property.
  • Fountain Park Stormwater Retrofit:  This project aims to add substantial stormwater treatment capacity to the Fountain Park area near Waconia City Hall by adding a number of practices, including raingardens and porous pavement, that reduce pollution and stormwater runoff volume,
  • Mayer Wetland Restoration: Project aims to restore a wetland area adjacent to Central Pond.
  • Firemen’s Lake Ravine Restoration: A gully has formed just north of Fireman’s Lake, discharging large amounts of sediment and nutrients to the lake over the past five years.  The City of Chaska requested $100,000 to install a sedimentation basin and pipe work to remove overland water flow through the ravine to stabilize the gully.
  • Benton Lake (Phase 2): Phase 2 of Benton Lake Restoration is a drawdown, application of rotenone, and reestablishment of a healthy fish community to Benton Lake.  Phase I was the installation of a fish barrier at the outlet of the lake, which will virtually eliminate the possibility of carp re-establishing within Benton Lake from Carver Creek.
  • Hydes Lake: The Hydes Lake nutrient reduction strategy was pursued to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen loading to the utilizing various technologies.
  • 2015 Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems: This program provides cost share and access to a low interest loan to replace failed or non-existing septic systems in the Bevens/Carver creek TMDL watersheds.
  • CSAH 10 Watertown Bridge Stormwater System: The City of Watertown requested One SAFL baffle treating roughly 13 acres of untreated stormwater increasing the amount of sediment that can be trapped in those structures.   
  • Chaska/Seminary Fen Ravine Stabilization: Project will aim to stabilize a ravine north of Seminary Fen or other destabilized ravine in the City of Chaska.          
  • Resilient Communities Project (RCP): Three WMO related projects are proposed
    • Stormwater Re-Use – Determine best practices in developing stormwater re-use (irrigation) systems including turf and soil suitability, vegetation types, application areas and rates, efficient storage, maintenance, redundancies and monitoring effectiveness.
    • Watertown Crow River Enhancement – Investigate the feasibility of rehabilitating the dam on the Crow River to enhance the fishery in the River and create a whitewater recreation attraction in the City of Watertown
    • Aquatic Invasive Species Metrics - Develop performance measures and evaluation techniques to determine the effectiveness of Aquatic Invasive Species efforts including inspection and education programs.




CCWMO Annual reports 

This report is intended to provide a look at the activities accomplished as well as challenges encountered by the CCMWO. 

2014 CCWMO Annual report
2013 CCWMO Annual report
2012 CCWMO Annual report
2011 CCWMO Annual report
2010 CCWMO Annual report

 2014 Accomplishments CCWMO

Year in Review Report


This is a smaller version of the Annual Report, summing CCWMO's accomplishments for the year. in 2-4 pages.  

2015 Year in Review 
2014 Year in Review



Chl a sampler


Water Quality Reports

Each spring staff put out the annual Water Report containing information about pollutants, sources, monitoring, each watershed and more. Visit our Water Quality page for more info and to view the report.


 Carver Creek Lakes TMDL



Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs):

Water bodies identified as impaired, meaning they do not meet water quality standards for their designated use, are listed on the Minnesota's Impaired Waters list. Water bodies listed need to complete a TMDL study which identifies sources of the pollution causing the impairment and lays out plans to reduce pollution to the lake or river.



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