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2019 Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed BMP Implementation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Chisago SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

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.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

At least 20 BMPs with a pollution reduction of 125 lbs of phosphorus per year will be implemented. The goal is that 100 lbs is reduced to North and South Center Lakes, 20 lbs to Chisago and Green Lakes, and 5 lbs within the remaining watershed.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Chisago SWCD are: Craig Mold, David Tollberg, James Birkholz, Justin Wilson, Roland Cleveland
Project Overview

The Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes watershed in southern Chisago County is made up of 18 lakes and outlets to the St. Croix River through the Sunrise River. The top 20 urban and rural projects around North and South Center Lakes that are identified in the Rural Subwatershed Assessment and Urban Stormwater Retrofit Analysis reports will be the top priority of this application. The goal is a phosphorus reduction of 100 pounds (4%) to North and South Center Lakes.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Chisago SWCD
Street Address
38814 Third Ave
North Branch
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp