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Slope Stabilization Work Plan For Poplar River Management Board (306-16-08)

Slope Stabilization Work Plan For Poplar River Management Board (306-16-08)

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The purpose of the report is to define feasible options for stabilizing a major slump zone called the Mega Slump. This report has been revised based on comments from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) review and public comments and is the final report.

This project was funded in part under the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in conjunction with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.
The purpose of the report is to define feasible options for stabilizing a major slump zone called the Mega Slump. This report has been revised based on comments from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) review and public comments and is the final report.

This project was funded in part under the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in conjunction with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.

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Published by: Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program on Mar 09, 2010
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Slope Stabilization Work PlanForPoplar River Management Board
Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program(NOAA)
July 13, 2007
Final Report
Prepared by:
Jacques Whitford NAWE, Inc.
4444 Centerville Road, Suite 140White Bear Lake, MN 55127651-255-5050Fax: 651-255-5060
 
 
 
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................................... 1
 
SECTION 1 -
 
INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................... 3
 
1.1
 
I
NTRODUCTION
............................................................................................................................................. 3
 
1.2
 
P
OPLAR
R
IVER
W
ATER
Q
UALITY
.................................................................................................................. 3
 
1.3
 
P
OPLAR
R
IVER
M
ANAGEMENT
B
OARD
......................................................................................................... 3
 
1.4
 
P
URPOSE
....................................................................................................................................................... 3
 
SECTION 2 -
 
EXISTING CONDITIONS .......................................................................................................... 5
 
2.1
 
S
ITE
D
ESCRIPTION
........................................................................................................................................ 5
 
2.2
 
P
OPLAR
R
IVER
U
SE
I
MPAIRMENT
................................................................................................................. 6
 
2.3
 
S
UMMARY OF
MPCA
 
2003
 
N
ORTH
S
HORE
W
ATER
Q
UALITY AND
F
LOW
M
ONITORING
F
INDINGS
............... 7
 
2.4
 
S
OIL
C
ONDITIONS OF
P
ROPOSED
S
ITE
......................................................................................................... 11
 
2.4.1
 
Soil Survey of Cook County ............................................................................................................... 11
 
2.5
 
G
EOLOGICAL
C
ONDITIONS
.......................................................................................................................... 13
 
2.5.1
 
Summary of Geologic Conditions ...................................................................................................... 13
 
2.5.2
 
Summary of Hydrogeologic Conditions ............................................................................................ 13
 
SECTION 3 -
 
POPLAR RIVER WATERSHED STUDY ............................................................................... 15
 
3.1
 
P
RELIMINARY
W
ATERSHED
I
NVESTIGATION
............................................................................................... 15
 
3.2
 
WEPP
 
M
ODELING OF
S
OURCES OF
S
EDIMENT
............................................................................................ 15
 
3.3
 
F
IELD
A
SSESSMENT OF
S
LUMPS IN THE
L
OWER
P
OPLAR
R
IVER
.................................................................. 17
 
3.3.1
 
Survey Findings ................................................................................................................................. 18
 
3.3.2
 
 Discussion ......................................................................................................................................... 22
 
SECTION 4 -
 
EXISTING SITE CONDITIONS .............................................................................................. 25
 
4.1
 
M
EGASLUMP
W
ATERSHED
I
NVESTIGATION
................................................................................................ 25
 
4.2
 
P
OTENTIAL
C
AUSES
.................................................................................................................................... 27
 
4.3
 
D
YNAMICS OF
R
OTATIONAL
S
LUMPS AND
R
IVER
B
ANK
E
ROSION
.............................................................. 28
 
4.3.1
 
Stream Erosion .................................................................................................................................. 29
 
4.3.2
 
Surface Runoff ................................................................................................................................... 30
 
4.3.3
 
Subsurface Saturation ....................................................................................................................... 31
 
4.3.4
 
Wastewater Outfall ............................................................................................................................ 32
 
4.3.5
 
 Natural Slumping .............................................................................................................................. 32
 
4.4
 
NRRI
 
M
ONITORING
S
TATION
D
ATA
A
NALYSIS
.......................................................................................... 33
 
SECTION 5 -
 
MEGASLUMP CORRECTION OPTIONS ............................................................................. 37
 
5.1
 
S
TREAM
D
IVERSION
.................................................................................................................................... 37
 
5.2
 
C
ROSS
V
ANES AND
J-H
OOKS
...................................................................................................................... 38
 
5.3
 
P
EAK
F
LOW
R
EDUCTION
............................................................................................................................. 39
 
5.4
 
P
EAK
F
LOW
D
IVERSION
.............................................................................................................................. 39
 
5.5
 
A
RMORING
.................................................................................................................................................. 41
 
5.6
 
G
RADE
S
TABILIZATION
............................................................................................................................... 41
 
5.7
 
C
UT BACK TOP OF SLOPE
............................................................................................................................. 47
 
5.8
 
S
UB
-W
ATERSHED
F
LOW
D
IVERSION
........................................................................................................... 48
 
SECTION 6 -
 
RECOMMENDATIONS ............................................................................................................ 51
 
6.1
 
S
TABILIZE THE
B
ASE OF THE
S
LOPE WITH
R
IP
R
AP AND
S
TREAMBED
R
ELOCATION
................................... 51
 
6.2
 
W
ATERSHED
D
IVERSION AT THE
T
OP OF THE
M
EGASLUMP
........................................................................ 53
 

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