SEA School-Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project

In March 2020, the Golden Valley City Council authorized the SEA School-Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project, a planning study to explore the next phase of the Medicine Lake Rd and Winnetka Ave Area Long-Term Flood Mitigation Plan (see map below).

Storm Drain stencil

As part of the planning study, the City and its consulting engineer will be updating flood models, engaging with residents and stakeholders, reviewing site conditions, identifying opportunities and challenges, and developing concept plans.

Project Purpose

Primary benefits include:

    • reducing flood levels and damages to nearby homes, businesses, and infrastructure
    • improving public health and safety

Additional benefits include:

  • improving water quality
  • increasing ecological diversity
  • enhancing wildlife habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies
  • creating educational opportunities for SEA School and the community

Study Timeline