Riverbank Rambler
Riverbank Rambler Newspaper appeared in the late 1980's, edited by Claire Aronson. Additional information welcome. This list of issues is being compiled by Andy Mickel during 2003.

Tower Talks
Tower Talks newspaper appeared in the mid-1970's preceding Southeast newspaper by about a year. It continued publication through 1982. A few issues appeared in the first half of 1988 in response to the appearance of Riverbank Rambler. Additional information welcome. This list of issues is being compiled by Andy Mickel during 2003.

Historic plat and real estate maps, survey records and other historic materials. For example,
the 1867 Empson plat map delineates the historic BVC “cascade” and wetland features, and
historic geologic features of the Mississippi River gorge and BVC in Lauderdale and Saint
Anthony Park. Possible sources include the Ramsey and Hennepin County Historical Societies;
Empson Map Company; digital Sanborn maps (1884-1951); Minnesota Historical Society; U of
M and Hamline University map libraries, etc.;
● Documentation and maps from public works, water and sewer and other relevant departments
in the municipalities within and neighboring the watershed;
● Railroad history and documents, if available;
● SCS soil survey for Ramsey County (1914)
● Ramsey County Soil and Water Conservation District 1981 wetland inventory. Each wetland
was classified according to standards set forth in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Circular 39
"Wetlands of the United States, 1971.” The classifications used in the RCSWCD 1981 inventory
follow the FWS Circular 39 (1956) system that distinguishes wetlands by vegetation and water
depth. Although Federal agencies use a more current classification system (Classification of
Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States, 1979), the Circular 39 system is
referenced in the State Statute.
● Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 1979 Protected Waters and
Wetlands Inventory
● National Wetlands Inventory web site, where each wetland is given an identifier. Several of the
Kasota area ponds are included.
● Slide set of underground sewer system (available from K. Eckman);
● Aerial photographs, remote sensing and GIS images;
● Studies conducted by University of Minnesota faculty and staff, and by other colleges (e.g.
Cooper, Eckman, and various students);
● The SEED-SEMI AUAR report and annexes (available from MCDA, SECIA or SAPCC);
● Documentation from MNDoT on the design and construction of Trunk Highway 280 and
resulting impact on BVC and associated ponds and wetlands;
● Documentation and studies from MPCA and EPA related to polluted sites in the Highway 280
corridor (especially the Valentine-Clark site and the Elm Street Ash Dump), and impact on the
BVC topography and drainage;
● Documentation from the City of Minneapolis and EPA regarding the culverting of Bridal Veil
Creek above the duck pond in the early 1990s due to contamination of the Valentine-Clark site;
● The Phase II environmental report for the proposed BP Amoco development (available from
● The Serita Wetland study commissioned by CRWD;
● Hydrologic/engineering findings from the Brock White study of Skonard Spring;
● Pond monitoring data collected by SAPCC volunteers (available from SAPCC and K.
● Bridal Veil Creek and Pond Site Analysis, March 2004, Kestrel Design Group;
● Materials and information from other sources as appropriate.

Hennepin County Plat Maps


F613.T15 A74 1998
"Waterfalls of the Mississippi"
Wilson Library's special collections

1887 H. S. Cleveland Plan