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General Public Groundwater Update Meeting #1 Summary

Hiawatha Golf Course Improvements Meeting MaterialsThis meeting was held on June 14, 2016. Agenda [PDF] Presentation [PDF] Pumping FAQ Sheet [PDF] Completed Comment Sheets by Meeting Attendees [PDF]

Learn more about Bde Maka Ska and Mahpiya Wicasta public art and site improvements at two upcoming public meetings

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is partnering with the City of Minneapolis and community members to create a unique public art gathering and memorial space on the shore of Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun). Mahpiya Wicasta (Cloud Man) was a Dakota leader of Heyata Otunwe (Village to the Side) located southeast of the […]

Hiawatha Golf Course Assessment Area Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is soliciting proposals for engineering and design consulting services for alternatives analysis and conceptual design services for the Hiawatha Golf Course Assessment Area of Pumping of Groundwater and Stormwater Project.  The Consultant will frame a range of pumping alternatives for the Hiawatha […]

Project Update – October 18, 2016

Staff continues to study conditions related to pumping of stormwater and groundwater from the ponds at the golf course. Important recent investigations include measuring depths of basements and entrance points for potential high water conditions in nearby homes. Initial measurements for those homes have been completed. Next steps include processing and assessment of data collected […]

Hiawatha Golf Course Improvements Project Public Meeting Materials

Groundwater Study Update Meeting Materials Agenda [PDF] Presentation [PDF] FAQ [PDF] Comment Card [PDF]

Hiawatha Golf Course Improvements Project Public Meeting

Dear Neighbors of Hiawatha Golf Course, During the last several months, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the City of Minneapolis, in collaboration with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, have studied the effects of pumping ground water and storm water from the Hiawatha Golf Course into Lake Hiawatha. While no conclusion on future pumping […]

Hiawatha Golf Course update

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is continuing its investigation of stormwater and groundwater conditions on Hiawatha Golf Course and the pumping of water from the golf course into Lake Hiawatha. In late November, the MPRB’s consultant installed monitoring devices at several locations on the golf course property to collect data related to groundwater […]

Update on storm water and ground water assessment

Despite the wet weather conditions, most of the groundwater and surface water measurement equipment has been installed and is functioning at Hiawatha Golf Course. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff and consultants are reviewing options to expedite the installation of the remaining measurement equipment. Water levels at Lake Hiawatha, the ponds on the golf […]

Current activities for Hiawatha Golf Course storm water and ground water assessment

Work is proceeding on installation of monitoring wells on the golf course property. The wells aid in understanding ground water conditions and will allow us to better define the quantities of storm water and ground water pumped into Lake Hiawatha. Other measuring devices (flow meters) have been ordered and will be installed upon receipt by Barr Engineering. Staff […]

MPRB approves contract with Barr Engineering

At its October 7, 2015 meeting, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Barr Engineering Company to assess the hydrologic conditions at Hiawatha Golf Course. In September, the MPRB learned that it might be pumping as much at 273 million gallons of water from the golf course property […]