Minnesota's Legacy

2015 Lake Minnewaska Targeted Sub Watershed Water and Sediment Control Project Phase II

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Pope SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pope
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$55,000
Direct expenses
$212,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a consistent set of GIS data across the 2,325 square miles in the Blue Earth and Le Sueur watersheds.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an annual reduction of 712 lbs of phosphorus and 885 tons of sediment.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

Pope Soil and Water Conservation District, partnered with Natural Resources Conservation Service staff and landowners, will install 22 targeted water and sediment control structures in two priority subwatersheds (Trappers Run and Minnewaska). These structures have the potential to reduce sediment load by 514 tons per year, and phosphorus by 440 pounds per year. This will result in meeting 7 % of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) phosphorus reduction goal for Lake Malmedahl, 11% of the TMDL phosphorus goal for Strandness, and 40% of the Lake Emily TMDL phosphorus goal from flowage from Lake Minnewaska. All lakes but Lake Minnewaska are impaired for excessive nutrients.

Project Manager
First Name
Holly
Last Name
Kovarik
Organization Name
Pope SWCD
Street Address
1680 N. Franklin Street
City
Glenwood
State
MN
Zip Code
56334
Phone
320-634-4278
Email
holly.kovarik@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp