Meeting 2 - Wild Rice Watershed District

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GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM

2
nd

Meeting

January 29
th
, 2014

Wild Rice Watershed District Offices

AGENDA


1
st

Meeting
Review


2
nd

Meeting Objectives


Watershed
Problem
Statement (action)



Goals (action)


Strategies/Alternatives


Strategies/Alternatives
to
Consider/Not
Consider


PROJECT TEAM GOAL


Develop
viable
strategy
option(s)
to solve known
problem(s) within Upper Green Meadow
Subwatershed

for
Wild Rice River Watershed District Board of Managers
consideration



Completion: Spring 2014



Anticipate 1
-

6
Meetings



1
ST

MEETING OBJECTIVES

1.
Provide Background Information


MN Mediation Agreement and Process

2.
Establish Project Team Process/Ground
Rules

3.
Identify and Prioritize Water Resource Problems in the
Upper Green Meadow Watershed

4.
Determine if there is Agreement Among Project Team
Representatives that the Problem(s) is/are Severe Enough
to Warrant Action by the Wild Rice Watershed District

5.
Develop
Green Meadow Watershed Problem Statement


PROCESS

…SOME RELEVANT QUOTES

“Never mistake activity for accomplishment”

(John Wooden, 1910
-
2001)


“The key to failure is trying to please everybody”

(Bill Cosby, 1937
-
)


PROCESS

…PROJECT DEVELOPMENT STEPS

1.
Problem Identification

2.
Existing Watershed Condition

3.
Goal(s), Purpose, and Need

4.
Range of
Alternatives/Alternatives
Evaluation

5.
Selection of Preferred
Alternative(s)

PROCESS

….ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


WATERSHED DISTRICT (Statutory Authority)


Identify Areas of Concern


Invite Stakeholders to Serve on PT


Coordinate Meetings


Arrange for Facilitator


Record Keeping


Communication with PT Members


BOARD MEMBERS


PT Direction, Focus, Support


Considering Alternatives


Taking Action (DECISION
-
MAKING BODY)

PROCESS

…ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


UPPER GREAN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM


Represent Stakeholder Constituency


Identify Problems and Opportunities for FDR/NRE


Formulate and Evaluate Alternative(s) to Address Problems and Opportunities


Recommend Preferred Alternative to Wild Rice Watershed District Board


Identify and Clarify Regulatory Requirements and Permitting


Review/Comment on Key Project Documents


Assist if the Formulation of Operating/Monitoring Plans



DECISION
-
MAKING…

PROCESS


PROJECT TEAM DECISION
-
MAKING


Consensus


Individuals
collectively

make a choice

PROCESS


PROJECT TEAM DECISION
-
MAKING


“I CAN LIVE WITH IT”


PROCESS


FINAL WORD


PROJECT TEAM DECISION
-
MAKING


Consensus


Individuals
collectively

make a choice


“I can live with it”


Three Kinds of Believers (C. Wright Mills)

Vulgar

Critical

Sophisticated

PROCESS

…ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Facilitator/Watershed Administrator/Consulting
Engineer/FDRWG Coordinator


NOT PT Member


no participation in developing alternatives


Guide PT


FDRWG Mediation Agreement


Monitor
-

Ground Rules, PT Dynamics


Ask Questions


Clarify Issues


Worker Bee


Provide Information


Manage Process


Create Products (notes, reports, etc.)

GROUND RULES/EXPECTATIONS

…PROJECT TEAM MEETING/DISCUSSION


Everyone Participates


No Single “Right” Answer


Keep an Open Mind (Sophisticated Thinker)


Listen to Others


Keep Discussion on Track


Try to Understand the Views with Whom you Disagree


Ask Questions


Disagreements OK


Strive for “I can Live with it”

GROUND RULES/EXPECTATIONS

…PROJECT TEAM COMMUNICATION


Constituency


Communication Lead


Watershed District Board
-

WD Administrator


Press Media


WD Administrator


Stakeholders


Project Team Members



If consensus cannot be reached, the Project Team
member(s) with a minority opposing opinion, shall work
with the “Additional Resources Team” to prepare a minority
report for the Wild Rice Watershed District Board




GROUND RULES/EXPECTATIONS

…PROJECT TEAM PARTICIPATION


“Snooze you Loose” Rule

2
ND

MEETING OBJECTIVES:


Approve/Finalize DRAFT Green
Meadow
Watershed Problem
Statement*



Establish
Goals



Establish Range of Possible
Alternatives


GREEN MEADOW PROBLEM STATEMENT
(DRAFT)


Handout(s)


PT Input (
Location? Extent? Frequency
?)


Private
Infrastructure Damages?


Agricultural Land Flooding?


Insufficient Drainage?


Natural Resources
?


Next Steps/COE Early Coordination Meeting


Additional Resources Team


PROBLEMS
-

DETAILS


Private Infrastructure Damages


Agricultural Land Flooding


Natural Resources

GOAL(S)


The DESIRED result the Green Meadow Project Team
envisions
, plans and commits to
achieve.


An articulated end
-
point



Goals:


Project Team (Green Meadow
Subwatershed
)


Watershed*


Basin*



Purpose and Need Statement


Additional Resources Team

RED RIVER
BASIN

GOALS
(JERRY)


RRBC Long Term Flood Solutions


20% Flow Reduction Goal on the
Mainstem

Red River of the
North


WRWD Storage Allocation/District Storage
Plan Overview





RRBC Slides

WILD RICE WATERSHED

GOALS
(JERRY/KEVIN)

(OVERALL PLAN)


Water Quantity Goals (Section 5.1)


To
reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


(Goal
-
1)


To administer and maintain the drainage systems of the District in order to fulfill
their original function.


(Goal
-
2)


Systems Approach Planning Process Goals (Water Quantity)


Provide protection of rural residences and buildings


to a minimum of 2
-
feet of freeboard
over the flood of record, or 1
-
foot above the administrative 100
-
year flood, whichever is
greater.


(Goal
-
8)


Provide community protection to a minimum of the flood of record plus uncertainty (3
-
feet), the 100
-
year flood plus uncertainty, or the 500
-
year flood, whichever is
greatest.


(Goal
-
9)


Reduce flood damages to transportation and other public infrastructure.


(Goal
-
10)


Reduce flooding on the Red River of the North.


(
Goal
-
11
)

WILD RICE WATERSHED
GOALS

(OVERALL PLAN)


WATER QUALITY GOALS (Section 5.2)


Maintain or improve water quality of all surface water and groundwater
resources within the District.


(Goal
-
12)


Systems Approach Planning Process Goals (Water Quality)


Improve river and stream water quality to an index of Biotic Integrity
corresponding to excellent condition (score 40
-
50).


(Goal
-
13)


Reduce erosion from land by implementing agricultural conservation
practices on lands with erosion rates exceeding “tolerable”3 or with very
high or high potential sediment yield.


(Goal
-
15)


Reduce sedimentation into waterways by implementing agricultural
conservation practices on all lands with high potential sediment yield. (Goal
-
16)


WILD RICE WATERSHED
GOALS

(OVERALL PLAN)


NATURAL RESOURCES GOALS (Section 5.3)


Improve the condition of natural resources on a district
-
wide basis
compared to the present condition.


(Goal
-
24)


Address the high
-
priority natural resource problems for each geomorphic
region.


(Goal
-
25)


Avoid and minimize adverse natural resource impacts to the
extent possible for any specific strategy.


(Goal
-
26)


GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Road Damages
-


Public Infrastructure
-

Upper Green Meadow Dam


Private Infrastructure
-


Agricultural Land Flooding


Natural Resources


Altered Hydrology
-


Unstable Water Courses




Limited Amount of Upland Habitat
-



Degraded
soil health
-

GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Road Damages




To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


Reduce
flood damages to transportation and other public
infrastructure.


(Goal
-
10)


GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Public Infrastructure
-

Upper Green Meadow Dam



To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


Provide
community protection to a minimum of the flood of record plus uncertainty
(3
-
feet), the 100
-
year flood plus uncertainty, or the 500
-
year flood, whichever is
greatest.


(Goal
-
9)


GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Private Infrastructure




To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


Provide
protection of rural residences and buildings


to a minimum of 2
-
feet of
freeboard over the flood of record, or 1
-
foot above the administrative 100
-
year
flood, whichever is greater.


(Goal
-
8)


GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Channel/Bank Erosion




To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


Reduce
erosion from land by implementing agricultural conservation practices on
lands with erosion rates exceeding “tolerable”3 or with very high or high potential
sediment yield.


(Goal
-
15)


Reduce sedimentation into waterways by implementing agricultural conservation
practices on all lands with high potential sediment yield. (Goal
-
16)


GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Agricultural Land Flooding





To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


To
administer and maintain the drainage systems of the District in order to fulfill
their original function.



Reduce erosion from land by implementing agricultural conservation practices on
lands with erosion rates exceeding “tolerable”3 or with very high or high potential
sediment yield.


(Goal
-
15)


Reduce sedimentation into waterways by implementing agricultural conservation
practices on all lands with high potential sediment yield. (Goal
-
16)


GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Natural Resources
-

Altered Hydrology



To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


Improve river and stream water quality to an index of Biotic Integrity corresponding
to excellent condition (score 40
-
50).


(Goal
-
13)


Reduce erosion from land by implementing agricultural conservation practices on
lands with erosion rates exceeding “tolerable”3 or with very high or high potential
sediment yield.


(Goal
-
15)


Reduce sedimentation into waterways by implementing agricultural conservation
practices on all lands with high potential sediment yield. (Goal
-
16
)


To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters. Maintain or improve water
quality of all surface water and groundwater resources within the District.


(Goal
-
12
)

GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Natural Resources


Unstable Watercourses



To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


Improve river and stream water quality to an index of Biotic Integrity corresponding
to excellent condition (score 40
-
50).


(Goal
-
13)


Reduce erosion from land by implementing agricultural conservation practices on
lands with erosion rates exceeding “tolerable”3 or with very high or high potential
sediment yield.


(Goal
-
15)


Reduce sedimentation into waterways by implementing agricultural conservation
practices on all lands with high potential sediment yield. (Goal
-
16
)


To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters. Maintain or improve water
quality of all surface water and groundwater resources within the District.


(Goal
-
12
)

GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Natural Resources


Limited Upland
Habitats



To reduce or alleviate the damage caused by floodwaters.


Improve the condition of natural resources on a district
-
wide basis compared to the
present condition.


(Goal
-
24)



Avoid and minimize adverse natural resource impacts to the extent possible for any
specific strategy


GREEN MEADOW PROJECT TEAM
GOAL(S)


Natural Resources

Degraded
soil
health




Reduce
erosion from land by implementing agricultural conservation practices on
lands with erosion rates exceeding “tolerable”3 or with very high or high potential
sediment yield.


(Goal
-
15)


Reduce sedimentation into waterways by implementing agricultural conservation
practices on all lands with high potential sediment yield. (Goal
-
16)


RANGE OF STRATEGIES/ALTERNATIVES
(HENRY)

(
TECHNICAL PAPER 11)


Reduce Flood Volume


Construction or Restoration of
Depressional

Wetlands, Cropland BMPs,
Conversion of Cropland to Perennial Grassland, Conversion of Land Use to
Forest, Other Beneficial Uses of Stored Water


Increase Conveyance Capacity


Channelization, Agricultural Drainage, Diversions, Setting Back Existing
Levees, Increasing Road Crossing Capacity


Increase Temporary Flood Storage


On Channel Impoundments, Off Channel Impoundments, Restored or
Created Wetlands, Drainage, Culvert Sizing, Setting Back Existing Levees,
Overtopping Levees


Protection / Avoidance


Urban Levees, Farmstead Levees, Agricultural Levees, Evacuation of the
Floodplain,
Floodproofing
, Flood Warning and Emergency Response Planning

TP 11 “FDR MEASURES” AND ASSOCIATED NRE
OPPORTUNITIES

1) Reduce Flood Volume

a) Restore or create wetlands (providing infiltration
and evapotranspiration
)

b)
Use cropland BMPs (increase infiltration
and evapotranspiration
)

c) Convert cropland to prairie or other types of perennial grassland (e.g
., Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP) and Reinvest in Minnesota (
RIM) to
increase infiltration and
evapotranspiration)

d) Convert land use to forest (forested areas generally have the lowest
runoff coefficients
, due
to high interception and evapotranspiration)

e) Other beneficial uses of stored
runoff.

Associated NREs

Protect, restore, enhance existing habitats.

Improved hydrologic conditions for streams.

TP
11
“FDR MEASURES” AND ASSOCIATED NRE
OPPORTUNITIES

2) Increase Conveyance Capacity

a) Channelization (increasing the flow capacity of existing channels or flowages)

b) Drainage (creating new or improved conveyance capacity)

c) Diversions (of flood waters around a current damage area)

d) Setting back existing levees (to restore floodway capacity)

e) Increasing road crossing capacity

Associated NREs


Potential stream corridor restoration associated with setting back levees


P
otential water quality benefits for more stable drainage ditches and
installation of side inlets

TP
11
“FDR MEASURES” AND ASSOCIATED NRE
OPPORTUNITIES

3
) Increase Temporary Flood Storage

a) Impoundments (with or without a normal pool, to detain water in excess of

downstream channel capacity)

b) Restored or created wetlands (functioning as impoundments)

c) Drainage (to lower surface water and groundwater levels, which increases

infiltration and temporary storage in the upper soil horizons)

d) Culvert sizing (to increase temporary storage by widespread metering of
runoff close
to
its source)

e) Setting back existing levees (to restore floodplain storage areas)

f) Overtopping levees (to utilize diked floodplain storage capacity when critically

needed)

TP
11
“FDR MEASURES” AND ASSOCIATED NRE
OPPORTUNITIES

4) Protection/Avoidance

a) Urban levees

b) Farmstead levees

c) Agricultural levees

d) Evacuation of the floodplain (removing people and flood
-
prone facilities
and converting
to
more flood
-
compatible land uses)

e)
Floodproofing

f) Flood warning and emergency response planning

Associated NREs


Potential stream corridor restoration associated
with floodplain evacuation.

EARLY, MIDDLE, & LATE WATER
(JERRY)

EARLY, MIDDLE, LATE WATER CONSIDERATIONS

(HANDOUT)

ELIMINATION OF STRATEGIES


STRATEGIES/ALTERNATIVES FOR
CONSIDERATION