Minnesota's Legacy

2017 Elk River Watershed Strategic BMP Assessments

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Elk River Watershed Association
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Benton
Sherburne
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in the preparation of up to 15 SWAs in urban and rural landscapes to identify BMP installation opportunities, estimate BMP installation costs, and rank BMPs by cost effectiveness at achieving target water resource goals.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 36 lbs BOD, 162 lbs of COD, 6.50E+13 CFU fecal coliform, 361 lbs nitrogen, and 266 lbs phosphorus.

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

A completed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study has identified mid to late summer phosphorus loading as a significant stressor to lakes and streams within the Big Elk Lake watershed. While this comprehensive study serves its role as the unifying document that identifies pollutants and sources, further work is required in order to develop site-specific Best Management Practices, design these practices, and oversee their implementation in order to reach clean water goals. The proposed work for this project includes hiring technical staff to develop relationships with watershed landowners and ultimately carry out the recommendations and strategies set forth by the Big Elk Lake Nutrient TMDL.

Project Manager
First Name
Gerry
Last Name
Maciej
Organization Name
Elk River Watershed Association
Street Address
14 2nd Ave W
City
Foley
State
MN
Zip Code
56329
Phone
320-968-5300 x3
Email
gerry@soilandwater.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp