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Upper Subwatershed Management Plan

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Executive Summary
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
State of the Upper Subwatershed and Existing Impairments
Goals, Evaluation of Alternatives, Actions, and Measures
Adopting, Implementing, and Updating the Plan
Summary of Long-Term Goals

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2
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Chapter 2 - Introduction
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Purpose
Background
Rouge River Remedial Action Plan
Rouge Project
Federal Court Oversight
Voluntary General Storm Water Permit
Rouge Report Card
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5
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6
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8
Chapter 3 - State of the Subwatershed
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Existing Land Use, Imperviousness, Soils, and Sewer Service Area
Hydrologic Characteristics
Water Quality
Fish, Wildlife, and Other Biological Indicators
Additional Surveys and Reports on Water Quality and/or Wildlife Habitat
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12
16
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Chapter 4 - Goals
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
Protect Public Health
Reduce Excessive River Flows
Protect and Restore River Ecosystem for Fish and Wildlife
Restore and Maintain Aesthetically Appealing Conditions
Minimize Upland Soil Erosion and Related Sedimentation
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31
32
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Chapter 5 - Existing Impairments, Pollution Sources, and Obstacles
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
Combined Sewer Overflows
Intermittent Separate Sanitary Sewer Overflows
Illicit Discharge of Waste into Storm Sewers
Failing Onsite Disposal Systems
Non-Point Source Pollution
Storm Water Discharges
Rouge Report Card Indicators - Upper Subwatershed
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Chapter 6 - Management Alternatives
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Protect Public Health
Reduce Excess Flows
Protect and Restore River Ecosystem for Fish and Wildlife
Restore and Maintain Aesthetically Appealing Conditions
Minimize Upland Soil Erosion and Related Sedimentation
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Chapter 7 - Action Plan
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
Urban Source Controls
Treatment and Control
Channel Maintenance and Restoration
Public Education and Involvement
Estimated Cost versus Benefits
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Chapter 8 - Methods to Measure Progress
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
Protect Public Health
Reduce Excessive Flows
Protect and Restore River Ecosystem for Fish and Wildlife
Restore and Maintain Aesthetically Appealing Conditions
Minimize Upland Soil Erosion and Related Sedimentation
Summary of Progress Measures
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Chapter 9 - Process for Updating Plan

Last Updated: 3/1/03

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The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is funded, in part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants #XP995743-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07 and C-264000-01.