Barkers Island Inner Beach Restoration Project - Implementation


Barkers Island Inner Beach is a recreational area owned by the City of Superior. It has been routinely sampled for E. coli during the beach season over the past decade and data suggest that a number of E. coli sources influence the water quality at the beach. Restoration of the beach and recreational area is needed to mitigate potential E. coli sources and contribute to beneficial use impairment (BUI) removal and is listed as project 7.04 in the SLR Remedial Action Plan. A number of potential pathogen sources have been identified including: stormwater runoff, waterfowl and gulls, trash and debris, and pets.


This project will be implemented through an Aid Agreement between Wisconsin DNR and the City of Superior to implement the beach restoration project as designed at Barkers Island Inner beach. The project team worked with an engineering firm and the City to design the project from September of 2017 to May of 2018. The project includes removing impervious surfaces, constructing buffer strips, infiltration swales, pervious pavers, beach sand augmentation, restroom facility, trash and debris management and increased signage. A monitoring and maintenance plan is in development and monitoring and maintenance tasks will be implemented by the selected contractors and City. The City is providing in kind services and personnel hours to construct certain elements of the designed project. Target completion for the project construction is November 30, 2018. Additional site work, such as plantings, may take place in the spring of 2019. Final construction, including as built documents, will be completed no later than December 1, 2019.

Related Reports

Run Project Summary Report
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Toxics and Areas of Concern
Reports and Documents
Q report
Q report
Q report
Q3 2019 Quarterly Report
Q report Q 3 2019
Warranty monitoring Q report Q2 2019
Q2 2019 Quarterly Report
Barkers Island Beach Restoration SLRAOC Quarterly Report Q1 2019
Quarterly report for Barkers Island Inner Beach Restoration project.
Quarterly report
City of Superior's Scope of Work for the implementation portion of the Barkers Island Inner Beach Restoration project.