McKinley Lake Restoration Project

Overview

Background

FYRA Engineering, now a part of Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI), was selected by Creston Parks and Recreation to develop a preliminary lake restoration plan for McKinley Lake.

The Project

The team performed a preliminary investigation of environmental/permitting considerations, developed multiple watersheds and in-lake improvement concepts driven by project feasibility, scoped permitting impacts, calculated costs, and provided the City of Creston with a preliminary but comprehensive plan used to secure funding and technical partnerships. The plan was also used to inform the public/stakeholders and enable next steps toward making the project a reality. Conceptual designs made by FYRA included a stormwater wetland in McKinley Park, shoreline improvements for aquatic habitat and recreational access, sediment removal (dredging), and a suite of complementary recreational features such as a public swimming beach, docks, jetties, and a marina for paddleboat, kayak, and canoe rentals. The next step in the project will include a Community-Based Planning process laid out in the Phase One Plan.

Contact
John Kawa
641.344.3879

Project Highlights

  • Quickly and effectively gathered key site and environmental information.
  • Evaluated project feasibility and alternatives.
  • Developed a lake restoration plan that included multiple benefits, comprehensive cost estimate, and a funding acquisition strategy.
Project Details

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Client: City of Creston, Iowa

Location: Creston, Iowa

Project Highlights

Project Highlights

  • Quickly and effectively gathered key site and environmental information.
  • Evaluated project feasibility and alternatives.
  • Developed a lake restoration plan that included multiple benefits, comprehensive cost estimate, and a funding acquisition strategy.
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