The Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO) will be conducting maintenance on approximately 700 ft of Ditch 14 to improve drainage and remove accumulated sediment. The location of this maintenance is between Oak Creek Drive and East Vadnais Lake.
Phase one of the project is scheduled to begin December 1st, 2020. This will include the lowering of a culvert under the Ramsey County Parks trail, removal of an outdated St. Paul Regional Water Service (SPRWS) weir just up-stream of East Vadnais Lake and ditch dredging to the as-built condition (ACSIC). See the ACSIC (As-Constructed and Subsequently Improved Condition) highlighted in green in the slideshow below. Dredging will occur from East Vadnais Lake to just downstream of Oak Creek Drive. Work and access will take place on SPRWS property entering from the trail access on McMenemy Street, with no road closures to Oak Creek Drive. The recreation hiking trail on the East Side of East Vadnais lake will be closed at the location outlined in orange in the image below. Trail closure signs will be posted at the hiking trail on-site.
Permits have been issued from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Army Corps of Engineers (CORPS), and Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) for this work. Liability contracts have been signed with Ramsey County and the SPRWS.
We will be working with Scandia Trucking & Excavating on this project. Project is planned for Fall/Winter, 2020, and is weather and COVID-19 dependent.
For more images visit the Fall, 2020 ditch maintenance project page