2018 Trout Brook Watershed Initiative Phase 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Dakota SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

This project improves surface water quality within Trout Brook and will improve surface water in the Cannon River. Trout Brook, a designated trout stream, is impaired for excess nitrates and is a tributary to the Cannon River, which is impaired for turbidity.. Approximately 20 practices will be installed through this project which reduces an estimated 670 tons of sediment per year. Installation of the highest impact and most cost effective practices will result in a quantifiable reduction of sediment that reaches Trout Brook and directly addresses the turbidity impairment identified within the Cannon River.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b) (BWSR Projects and Practices 2018)
Appropriation Language

$6,882,000 the first year and $12,618,000 the second year are for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary measureable outcome of this project is the reduction of sediment transport within the watershed. This project will reduce an estimated 670 tons of sediment per year. Sediment reduction will result in lower turbidity and improved water quality within Trout Brook, a designated trout stream, and lower turbidity and improved water quality in the Cannon River, which is impaired for excess turbidity. This project will install approximately 20 practices throughout the watershed.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Dakota SWCD are: Chelsea Skog, Jayne Hager Dee, Johnson Bruce, Kevin Chamberlain, Laura Zanmiller
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dakota SWCD
Street Address
4100 220th Street W, Suite 102
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767