Morningside Flood Infrastructure Project

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The Morningside neighborhood has several low or landlocked areas that are prone to flooding.

The City Council recently adopted a Flood Risk Reduction Strategy identifying four areas of work:

  • Infrastructure
  • Regulation
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Emergency Services

Anticipated roadway reconstruction in the Morningside neighborhood in 2022 and 2023 presents an opportunity to explore infrastructure-based solutions to managing flood risk. This is the first project to engage a neighborhood and plan flood infrastructure under the new strategy. The result of this work will be a recommendation to the City Council on infrastructure options to address some of the flooding issues in the Morningside neighborhood in conjunction with the future roadway reconstruction projects.

We want to hear from residents about their experiences, their concerns and what they think about proposed solutions. The latest data, concepts, and opportunities for residents to provide input as this process continues can be found on this page.

For more in depth information about the development of the Flood Risk Reduction Strategy and resident Task Force work, visit the Water Resources Library.

The Morningside neighborhood has several low or landlocked areas that are prone to flooding.

The City Council recently adopted a Flood Risk Reduction Strategy identifying four areas of work:

  • Infrastructure
  • Regulation
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Emergency Services

Anticipated roadway reconstruction in the Morningside neighborhood in 2022 and 2023 presents an opportunity to explore infrastructure-based solutions to managing flood risk. This is the first project to engage a neighborhood and plan flood infrastructure under the new strategy. The result of this work will be a recommendation to the City Council on infrastructure options to address some of the flooding issues in the Morningside neighborhood in conjunction with the future roadway reconstruction projects.

We want to hear from residents about their experiences, their concerns and what they think about proposed solutions. The latest data, concepts, and opportunities for residents to provide input as this process continues can be found on this page.

For more in depth information about the development of the Flood Risk Reduction Strategy and resident Task Force work, visit the Water Resources Library.

  • Engineering and Design in Full Swing

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    This is what we're up to;

    • We've had a chance to review the comments and questions we heard from the public and the City Council and we are using that to go further on engineering and design options that seem to have support.
    • We're sketching out what a re-imagined Weber Park and Weber Woods could look like with help from the Parks Department and getting more refined estimates of cost and flood benefit.
    • We're meeting with stakeholders to test our ideas.
  • Reminder - Take the survey

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    Do you have 5 minutes to tell us what you think about the initial concepts shared at the September 3rd virtual meeting?

    Take the survey.

  • Virtual Meeting #2 - Thank you for participating!

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    Thank you for hanging with us for virtual meeting #2! Check out the discussion here. We'll be responding to your questions and comments over the next few days.

    Share your reaction with us! Take the survey, submit an idea, ask a question, and/or tell a story.

    We'll use what we've learned from you during this check-in to further refine options. We'll be back this winter to share our work and get your reaction. In the meantime, tell us what you think and check back here for updates on our progress.


  • Reminder - Join us on September 3rd for Virtual Meeting #2

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    01 September, 2020
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    The second virtual public meeting will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on September 3rd. Access the video under the 'Virtual Meetings' tab.

    We used your input from the first meeting to help develop initial concepts for reducing flood risk in Morningside. Thank you for your input! The initial concepts and their pros and cons will be presented at the virtual meeting on September 3rd. Join us to hear about the concepts, ask questions, and share your opinions.

  • Flood Risk in the Morningside Neighborhood

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  • Is there something we need to see?

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    26 August, 2020
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    We make house calls! Outdoor, masked, and physically-distanced.

    Is there something we need to see to better understand an issue? Could you use some advice on a flooding or drainage issue? Send us an email or give us a call to arrange a meeting.


  • Videos simulate flooding during storm events

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    24 August, 2020

    We’ve been using a process called two-dimensional (or 2D) modeling to simulate storm events and help us get a better idea of what happens during a flood.

    With this tool, we can better visualize the path flood water takes through streets, parks, and properties. Additionally, we can see the timing of those flow paths. We’re seeing streets flowing with water, streets full of water overflowing the curbs, and low areas filling with water and spilling over to other low areas.

    View the video playlist on the Edina TV YouTube page.

    10yr refers to a storm that has a 10% chance of occurring each year. This would be 4.3 inches in 24 hours.

    50yr refers to a storm that has a 2% chance of occurring each year. This would be 6.4 inches in 24 hours.

    100yr refers to a storm that has a 1% chance of occurring each year. This would be 7.5 inches in 24 hours.


  • View flood data in Google Earth

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    22 August, 2020
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    This tool allows you to visualize flood data in a new way. You can zoom in and out, pan around the neighborhood, and even get a ground-level view. Click the blue flood layers to see how deep the water would be in a 1% annual-chance-flood (7.5 inches in 24 hours).

    Here's how to start exploring;

    1. Download Google Earth on your desktop computer for free, www.google.com/earth/versions/.
    2. Download the Morningside Neighborhood flood data from the Water Resources Library.
    3. Double click to open the .kmz file and it should open in Google Earth.

  • Virtual Meeting #2 - September 3rd

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    21 August, 2020
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    The City will host a second virtual public meeting with residents from 5-6:30 p.m. on September 3rd.

    We used your input from the first meeting to help develop initial concepts for reducing flood risk in Morningside. Thank you for your input! The initial concepts and their pros and cons will be presented at the virtual meeting on September 3rd. Join us to hear about the concepts, ask questions, and share your opinions.

  • Adopt A Storm Drain

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    20 August, 2020
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    Sweep up! Rake up! Pick up!

    By committing to keep drains clear of trash, leaves, grass, snow, and ice you can help prevent flooding - not to mention keeping Minnesota's lakes, streams, and rivers free of pollutants.

    Adopt-A-Drain.org