What is NEORSD committed to paying for?

NEORSD is committed to paying $28.3 million to remove the dam at Horseshoe Lake, restore the stream bed and construct a new dam at Lower Lake and some maintenance costs for both Horseshoe Lake and Lower Lake.

The breakdown of costs is $13.6 million for the Lower Lake improvements and $14.7 million for the Horseshoe Lake improvements. These improvements would be funded through NEORSD's regional stormwater management program due to the regional benefits that the improvements provide. Note: NEORSD will not contribute $14.7 million to the cities to offset the cost to rebuild a dam at Horseshoe Lake because their studies have determined there is no significant regional stormwater benefit to keeping the dam and therefore Horseshoe Lake.

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1. Will there be additional amenities for residents at Horseshoe Lake when the dam is removed and the Doan Brook is restored to its natural state?
2. Will residents still be able to walk around the park on a walking path?
3. How will this affect Horseshoe Lake Park itself?
4. What is NEORSD committed to paying for?
5. What will NEORSD’s recommended plan cost the City?
6. What would it cost to rebuild Horseshoe Lake dam?
7. Isn’t there just a $6 million funding gap between NEORSD’s recommendations for Horseshoe Lake and the cost of rebuilding the Horseshoe Lake dam?
8. What is the cost to construct a new dam at both lakes and manage sediment accumulation?
9. Why did the City drain Horseshoe Lake?
10. What about sediment in Horseshoe Lake?
11. How can I learn more?