Sauk River Watershed
One Watershed, One Plan
Thank you for the opportunity to present our proposal to provide professional planning and environmental services for completing the One Watershed, One Plan for the Sauk River Watershed District. WSN has assembled a fresh team with young personnel and senior staff to work closely with Sauk River Watershed District staff to prepare the plan. Reports from similar projects are available below.
Similar Planning Process Documents
Bois de Sioux Updated Flow Reduction Strategy
WSN assisted the Bois de Sioux Watershed District in updating their Flow Reduction Strategy, which discussed the feasibility of applying flood storage within the Bois de Sioux Watershed to reduce peak flow by 20%. WSN created a HEC-HMS model utilizing LiDAR survey data and an improved methodology of modeling spring snowmelt to better characterize flow within the watershed. The report assessed the existing detention locations and set selection criteria for potential future detention location selection. The identification of specific detention sites in North Dakota was also addressed as part of this plan update, which resulted in more storage potential than what was assessed in the original strategy.
Isle Wellhead Protection Plan Part II (2018)
WSN submitted the final Wellhead Protection Plan (WHPP) Part II to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in December, 2017, for final approval. WSN utilized the Part I WHPP conducted by the MDH when drafting the Part II WHPP. WSN met with the Wellhead Protection Team and general public to identify potential issues within the Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA), conducting a vulnerability assessment for the area within the DWSMA defined in Part I. After completing the vulnerability assessment WSN worked with the City to define goals, an action plan, an evaluation plan, and an emergency contingency plan with guidance from the MDH.
Two Rivers Watershed General Plan
WSN’s water resource staff worked with the Two Rivers Watershed District to prepare the Overall Plan for the organization. The objective of the plan is to serve as a guide for District board and other local, state, and federal agencies for implementing watershed projects and policies. The Plan focuses on identifying problems on a sub-watershed basis and developing solutions to help guide implementation.