2019 NE St. Cloud Sediment Reduction Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Benton SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2019
End Date
April 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The goal of this project is to achieve a 10% reduction in overall sediment discharge to the Mississippi River from the Northeast St. Cloud Drainage Area by installing one regional underground stormwater detention and treatment facility in partnership with a Neighborhood Redevelopment Project. The project will have over 16,000 cubic feet of water storage capacity treating 35 acres of stormwater runoff and is modeled to reduce sediment by 4.5 tons, which is 10% of the sediment reduction goal for this drainage area.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick

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)

The project will remove an estimated 9,000 pounds of sediment and 17.9 pounds of phosphorus annually. Around 430 property owners in the watershed will have the opportunity to learn about the NE St. Cloud Sediment Reduction Project and its benefits.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Successfully installed 2 underground regional treatment system under 1st st and 4th ave SE. Funds were also spent on technical and engineering assistance, and on a community lunch & learn educational event.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds


Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Benton SWCD
Street Address
14 2nd Ave W
Zip Code
320-968-5300 x 3
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767