2017 - Little Rock Lake TMDL Implementation Plan

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Benton SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Morrison
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(b)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$200,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a reduction of 1,829 tons of sediment/year, 881 pounds of phosphorus/year, and 922 pounds of nitrogen/year.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Benton SWCD are: Bernard Thole, Charles Rau, Joseph Jordan, Phillip Grosland, Wade Bastian
Project Overview

Little Rock Lake experiences severe algae blooms due to excess phosphorus and these blooms are the worst known regionally. The goal of this project is to reduce algae blooms, improve water clarity, and avoid risk of drinking water contamination. The project will result in installing one farmer nutrient management project , four cover crops, two lakeshore buffer strips, six septic systems that also demonstrated an imminent threat to public health, six erosion control projects , one wetland restored, and one feedlot runoff control system. It is estimated these practices will achieve a 6% reduction in watershed phosphorus runoff.

Project Manager
First Name
Gerry
Last Name
Maciej
Organization Name
Benton SWCD
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