Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wakefield Lake In the Spotlight: Upcoming Public Meeting Highlights Issues, Opportunities

Wakefield Lake in the City of Maplewood, located upstream of Lake Phalen, is under the spotlight.

Wakefield Lake in relation to Lake Phalen

In 2002, Wakefield Lake was listed as having impaired water quality, with high levels of phosphorus above the State of Minnesota water quality standards. Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District has been working with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to perform a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study of Wakefield Lake to understand what has been causing the problems with water quality.

As part of the study, the District has also been identifying potential opportunities to improve the lake's water quality to meet the state water quality standards. Come and raise questions and learn how you can work with the Watershed District and the cities to reduce impacts to this lake

On Monday, March 17 from 6:30 PM -8:00 PM, the community is invited to attend a public meeting to hear the results of the water quality study and learn about potential water quality improvement opportunities in Wakefield Lake and its surrounding sub-watershed. This subwatershed area includes sections of Maplewood, a small area of North St. Paul and a stretch of St. Paul. The meeting will be held in Maplewood's City Hall Council chambers at 1830 County Road B East in Maplewood. 

Please join us! For more questions please contact Tina Carstens at 651-792-7960.

This 'subwatershed' map shows the area of land that drains to Wakefield Lake.
Water then moves to Lake Phalen where it is piped to the Mississippi River.

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