Meadow Lake In-Lake Treatment Project Open House

Meadow Lake In-Lake Treatment Project Open House
Posted on 07/24/2019
New Hope will host an open house at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at the New Hope Village Golf Course to discuss a potential project on Meadow Lake. Weather depending, the meeting will be held outside on the pavilion attached to the golf course clubhouse.

Representatives from the city, the city engineer and the watershed engineer will be presenting information regarding the potential project and answer any questions residents may have.

This potential project is still in the early planning stages. At the moment, based on the current data, the watershed engineers believe a winter draw down of Meadow Lake followed by extensive monitoring for at least 2 years, followed by a potential alum or other chemical treatment would achieve the desired effect on the lake ecology.

A wildlife management plan will be determined by the DNR prior to any work occurring, and the effects on lake plant habitat will be evaluated by experts who work for the Shingle Creek Watershed Commission engineer.

This project would require 75% of lakeshore property owners to agree to a draw down prior to moving forward. If you are unable to attend this meeting, information and meeting materials will be posted on the project website.

Visit newhopemn.gov/MeadowLakeStudy to see more information about the potential project, or contact the city’s storm water specialist, Megan Hedstrom, at 763.592.6765 or mhedstrom@newhopemn.gov.