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Green Streets for Blue Waters - Task 3

107th St. Circle Raingardens

Project Summary

This rain garden was planted with a variety of plants that bloom throughout the growing season and have the ability to tolerate extreme wet and dry conditions.

Although only one raingarden ended up being constructed on this street, it captures over 185,000 gallons of runoff, 300 pounds of solids, and nearly 1 pound of phosphorus on an annual basis that would otherwise flow into the Minnesota River.

Task 3 before and after

Project details

  • Practice

    • Storm Water Retrofit (Biofiltration)
  • Project Benefits

    • Contributing Drainage Area – 3.1 acres
    • Runoff Captured – 190,000 gallons/year
    • TSS Removed – 300 lbs/year
    • Phosphorous Removed – 0.7 lbs/year
  • Watershed

    • Lower Minnesota River
  • Construction

    • 2013

Location map

Task 3 location map

Funding

Clean Water Fund $17,700
Local Fund Match $10,800
Total Project Cost $28,500

Local match funds are being provided by the City of Bloomington and the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District.

Project partners