Sediment Reduction Project
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through June 16 on the Kingsbury Bay Watershed Sediment Reduction Project (Project) Environmental Assessment Worksheet. The project proposes to reduce erosion and improve stream connectivity in priority areas of the Kingsbury Creek and 68th Avenue West Creek watersheds in Duluth. Project goals are to reduce sediment loads, stabilize stream channels, restore floodplain connectivity, improve aquatic habitat, and reduce the amount of sediment deposited in Kingsbury Bay.
The Minnesota DNR has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the project. Public notice of the availability of these documents for public comment is in the May 17, 2022 EQB Monitor PDF. A 30-day public review and comment period will be open from May 17, 2022 until 4:30 p.m., June 16, 2022.
- EAW - Kingsbury Bay
- Attachment 1 - Kingsbury Bay - Figures
- Attachment 2 - Kingsbury Bay - Project Design
- Attachment 3 - Kingsbury Bay - NHIS
- Attachment 4 - Kingsbury Bay - SHPO
A hard copy may be requested by calling 651-259-5122.
A paper copy of the EAW is available for public review at:
- Duluth Public Library, Mount Royal, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle, Duluth, MN 55803
- Duluth Public Library, West Duluth, 5830 Grand Avenue, Duluth MN 55807
Deadline for comments
Comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16.
- Mailed comments should be sent to the attention of Becky Horton, EAW project manager, Environmental Policy and Review Unit, Ecological and Water Resources Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155.
- E-mail comments should be sent to [email protected] with “Kingsbury Bay” in the subject line.
Anyone providing a mailing address or submitting comments via email will receive a copy of the decision document, which includes responses to comments. Because all comments and related information are part of the public record for this environmental review, commenters’ names and email or postal addresses will be published and publicly available as they appear in the materials they submit.