Minnesota's Legacy

2020 - Red Lake River Watershed Based Funding

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,071,149
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Pennington SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Start Date
November 2019
End Date
December 2022
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2019, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2--S.F.No. 3, ARTICLE 2, Sec. 7(a)
Appropriation Language

(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. (Watershed Based Implementation Funding Phase I 2020)

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,071,149
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$1,071,149
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce sediment by 2,855 T/YR by implementing grade stabilization structures and priority agricultural practices using PTMApp. The sediment reduction goal is 127,453 tons annually or a 62.2% reduction at the outlet of the Red Lake River

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Pennington SWCD are: Brenda Szymanski, Grant Nelson, Greg Hilgeman, Linda Hanson, Ricky Peterson
Project Details

Impaired waters in the Red Lake River 1W1P are categorized into management classes to target impaired waters that are closest to meeting water quality standards and to protect unimpaired waters close to becoming impaired. Priority management areas targeted in 2020and 2021 include the Little Black River, Black River, County Ditch 96, the Red Lake River between Thief River and Crookston, and the Burnham Creek. Total Suspended Solids are a common impairment in the watershed and it's a priority to restore impaired waters closest to meeting water quality standards and to reduce runoff driven sediment to high-quality unimpaired waters. Grade Stabilization Structures, Source Reduction Practices, and other Priority Agricultural practices will be targeted using PTMApp in priority management areas to reduce 2855 tons of sediment. An Biennial Workplan has been developed and approved by the Red Lake River 1W1P Policy Committee to implement Source Reduction and Agricultural Practices in priority management areas identified by the PTMApp.

Project Manager
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
Pennington SWCD
State
MN
Zip Code
56701
Phone
218-683-7075
Email
peter.nelson@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Kari Keating