2020 - Red Lake River Watershed Based Funding

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Red Lake WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
February 2020
End Date
December 2022
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Red Lake
Red Lake
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.

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
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


Recipient Board Members
Members for Red Lake WD are: Brenda Szymanski, Grant Nelson, Greg Hilgeman, Linda Hanson, Ricky Peterson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Red Lake WD
Zip Code
218-683-7075 x117
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767