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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
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)

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.

Source of Additional Funds


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

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Benton SWCD
Street Address
14 2nd Ave W
Zip Code
320-968-5300 x 3
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp