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SoWash Watershed Dist. Afton Alps Trout Brook Project

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 11:20pm

The South Washington Watershed District
Assessment Worksheet
Project Title: Afton Alps Trout Brook Restoration Project
Project Location
County: Washington
City: Denmark
The South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) is submitting an EAW for the proposed Afton Alps Trout Brook Stream Restoration project at Afton Alps ski area, Denmark Township, MN. Proposed by Great River Greening, this project seeks to improve 1,400 linear feet of Trout Brook, a stream in Washington County, to restore natural stream geomorphology, improve overall ecological function, and enhance trout habitat. Trout Brook will be remeandered on the Afton Alps site privately owned by Vail Resorts Management Company (Vail). The project will also include construction of a rock riffle to provide trout passage through an existing culvert located within the Vail property. The project also includes floodplain creation and reconnection improvements upstream within the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Afton State Park property, adjacent to Afton Alps. Construction is anticipated to be completed no later than September 15, 2018. Minor associated infrastructure improvements will also be completed to maintain current functionality of the Vail property.
The EAW can be viewed on the South Washington Watershed District website at or at the SWWD Offices at 2302 Tower Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125.
The public comment period will be open until January 30, 2018. Comments can be submitted to:
Matt Moore
SWWD Administrator
2302 Tower Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 714-3729