In June 2010, the City completed a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)—in accordance with Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act—to quantify the phosphorus reductions needed for Fish Lake to meet state standards for nutrients (City of Eagan 2010). The TMDL report was completed in cooperation with a group of stakeholders, including watershed residents as well as representatives from the City of Inver Grove Heights, Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District, Gun Club Lake Watershed Management Organization, Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Minnesota Department of Transportation, and MPCA. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the TMDL report in September, 2010. This TMDL Implementation Plan (Implementation Plan) specifies activities the City will undertake to reduce phosphorus loading to Fish Lake with the goal to remove the lake from the 303(d) impaired waters list. It provides an overview of Fish Lake water quality and the results of the TMDL report; conveys guiding principles; discusses general strategies relevant to implementation; and describes proposed implementation activities.
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