Adaptive Management & Water Quality Trading

Sediment traps at the front and back end of the basin-estimated five year duration before dredging is necessary.

Between sediment traps are gravel spreader bars put in place to minimize short circuiting.

Between the gravel spreader bars is shallow water ponding area. Encourages wetland vegetation growth maximizing dissolved phosphorus uptake.

Heart of the valley msd received its new npdes permit effective january 1, 2019.

Basin is fully operational with 2019 being the first full year of water quality monitoring of its discharge.