2020 Lake Superior North Watershed Plan Implementation Funding
Lake Superior North One Watershed, One Plan (LSN1W1P) will continue to emphasize stormwater management in FY2020 watershed-based implementation funding through water quality improvements from 2 stormwater BMP installations and creation of a Two Harbors Stormwater Management Plan. To meet protection goals outlined by the Plan, SWCD staff will conduct outreach in the watershed, meeting priority implementation goals for education and outreach (EO) 1.7, 2.1, and 1.3. Outreach related to NRCS and forest stewardship will also be conducted in Tier 1 areas of the LSN1W1P area to match and coordinate the NRCS RCPP grant in the region with the goal of implementing 5 #391 Practices in the watershed. Responding to continued needs and concerns from landowners, a coastal erosion hazard map and outreach will be continued and completed to address Climate Change and Stormwater Management - sediment reduction, a priority implementation goal of the Plan. Water Planners for Cook County/Cook SWCD and Lake County/Lake SWCD will continue to administer and coordinate the LSN1W1P, including pursuing projects and grants to meet objectives outlined in the planning document.
[Watershed Based Implementation Funding 2020] (a) $13,591,000 the first year and $13,375,000 the second year are for performance-based grants with multiyear implementation plans to local government units. The grants may be used to implement projects that protect, enhance, and restore surface water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; protect groundwater from degradation; and protect drinking water sources. Projects must be identified in a comprehensive watershed plan developed under the One Watershed, One Plan or metropolitan surface water management frameworks or groundwater plans. Grant recipients must identify a nonstate match and may use other legacy funds to supplement projects funded under this paragraph.
2 stormwater management BMP(s) reducing runoff volume by 1.1 acre-ft, dissolved Phosphorous by 3.26 lbs, and sediment (TSS) by 0.5 tons annually. Completed coastal erosion management map. 1 stormwater plan. 3 public meetings. 5 NRCS contracts.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS