Areas that Discharges into Wetlands

Areas that Discharges into Wetlands

Section 22 of the MPCA Construction Stormwater General Permit requires that projects do not have a significant negative impact to a wetland. The University of Minnesota Duluth discharges storm water to or through several wetland areas, as shown on the US Fish and Wildlife’s National Wetlands Inventory as well as individual wetland studies.  

These properties include:

  • Campus (North Side)– West Branch of Tischer Creek / Rock Pond / Eric Clarke Pond + Misc. small wetlands
  • Campus (West Side)  – Fire Hall Pond 
  • Campus (South West Corner) – Chester Creek 
  • Glensheen (South West Quarter) – Tischer Creek
  • NRRI – Miller Creek + Misc. small wetlands
  • Research and Field Studies Center – East Branch of Amity Creek + Misc. small wetlands
  • The RFSC is located outside the urban area of Duluth and therefore is not specifically included in the UMD stormwater program, however any project requiring an MPCA Construction Stormwater permit, regardless of its location, still must comply with all aspects of the permit.

We conducted our own wetland study in 2006. The study is available on our website and shows the approximate size and quality of each wetland.  This study was a “bird’s eye view” of potential wetland areas on campus, not specific wetland area delineations.  If your project is near one of these wetland areas, or you have reason to believe that your project may impact a potential wetland not shown on the NWI or the University’s wetland study, then you will need to conduct a more comprehensive wetland delineation specifically for your project.

When an MPCA Construction permit is required for any project that may have a significant negative impact on a wetland area, the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan must meet or exceed the requirements of Section 22 of the MPCA permit # MNR100001 (Construction Stormwater General Permit).  

The University is the Local Governmental Unit for wetland issues on University property.  See University Procedure for Wetland Conservation for additional information.