2020 - Lake of the Woods Watershed 1W1P

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Lake of the Woods Watershed Joint Powers Board
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
April 2020
End Date
December 2022
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods
Project Details

The Lake of the Woods Watershed 1W1P area is located in north-central Minnesota, encompassing portions of Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties. The watershed is unique in that a large portion of the watershed (approx 59%, excluding Lake of the Woods) is either public or tribal lands. The plan reflects the resource diversity of the watershed itself, and includes restoration and protection of water quality, environmental degradation, water-related infrastructure and education. The following actions will address the diversity of resources, high level of non-private lands, and a dual approach of restoration and protection:
*Implement 455 linear feet of shoreline protection projects identified in the Warroad River Watershed Accelerated Implementation grant. *Perform a stormwater retrofit analysis for the City of Warroad *Implement 17 practices to stabilize Ditch 10 to reduce erosion and sediment loading *AgBMP Cost Share Program - utilize landowner and local experts to develop and promote a cost share program targeting structural and non-structural ag practices *Forest Stewardship Management Planning - implement 1,600 acres of forest management plans on riparian areas and target for Sustainable Forest Incentive Act participation. *Lake of the Woods Keep it Clean Program - promote responsible recreational use of water resources *Phase 1 for completion of geologic atlas to provided data needed to adequately manage groundwater resources *Roseau well protection and education - provide local resources to private landowners for well testing *Implement shoreline protection projects on LOW shoreline vulnerable to erosion *Locate areas for future projects in the Warroad River Watershed to restore altered hydrology within the peatland areas via the abandonment of drainage systems or restoration of water course morphology

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Session Laws 2019, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7.
Appropriation Language

[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.

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Projects will accomplish: reduction of 28 T/Year Sediment in the Warroad River, completion of 1 stormwater plan for City of Warroad, implementation of 200 acres of non-structural ag management, protection of 1600 acres of forestland.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Lake of the Woods Watershed Joint Powers Board are: Frank Sindelir, John Sonstegard, Nancy Dunnell, Roger Krause, Russel Hansen
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lake of the Woods Watershed Joint Powers Board
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767