On August 15 a group met at Prior Lake City Hall to discuss the Implementation Plan for the Spring/Upper Prior Total Maximum Daily Load Study. City of Prior Lake, Spring Lake Township, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Scott Watershed Management Organization, Shakopee Mdewakanton Souix Community, and other agencies were all represented at the meeting.
A draft of the Implementation Plan was distributed and reviewed, and the Watershed District heard comments from the various representatives at the meeting. This input process will make the final plan coordinate more closely with existing planning efforts, such as the ten year Watershed District comprehensive plan and the capital improvement plans for both the City of Prior Lake and Spring Lake Township.
One more stakeholder meeting will be held to clarify how load reductions will be calculated for reporting to the MPCA. Before the Implementation Plan is approved, a public hearing at a regularly scheduled Watershed District board meeting will be held.