2019 - Little Rock Lake Watershed Phosphorous Reduction Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Recipient
Benton SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Morrison
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.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The proposed projects will reduce phosphorus transport in the watershed by an estimated 830 pounds per year,
soil loss by an estimated 800 tons per year and reduce harmful bacteria in Little Rock lake and watershed streams.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

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

These funds will be utilized in cost-share for landowners to install Agricultural Best Management Practices following Little Rock Lake TMDL Implementation Plan. Example of projects include Feedlot Improvements, Waste Storage Facilities, Erosion Control BMPs, Filter Strips and Streambank Stabilizations. An estimated 830 pounds per year of phosphorus and 800 tons of sediment will be reduced annually.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

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 x 3
Email
gerry.maciej@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp