2020 - Red Lake River Watershed Based Funding
(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)
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
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.