Ann Lake Watershed Targeted Fertilizer Application

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,620
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Wright SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,620
Other Funds Leveraged
$10,655
Direct expenses
$34,620
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a targeted fertilizer application program in the Ann Lake watershed.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Wright SWCD are: Chris Uecker, Duane Dahlman, Mark Mcnamara, Mary Wetter, Michael Zieska
Project Overview

The Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will implement a targeted fertilizer application program in the Ann Lake watershed, allowing producers to measure soil fertility and apply needed fertilizer more accurately, preventing over-application and consequent runoff of nutrients, especially phosphorus, into surface waters. Phosphorus reduction will help meet the goals of the County's Water Management Plan and the TMDL implementation plan for Ann Lake. The project also is expected to build trust between the agricultural community and SWCD staff, leading to more effective implementation of future water-quality projects. One of the objectives of the SWCD's 2011 Water Management Plan amendment is to influence agricultural operators to use practices that reduce negative environmental impact on natural resources. In addition, the 2012 TMDL implementation plan reports that Ann Lake is impaired because of excess nutrients. To meet state water quality standards for Ann Lake, phosphorus loading must be reduced by 1,591 pounds per year, or 81%. Both of these objectives are directly accomplished by this program. Local benefits include cost-savings for the farmer and improved water quality locally and downstream.

Project Manager
First Name
Dan
Last Name
Nadeau
Organization Name
Wright SWCD
Street Address
311 Brighton Ave S Ste C
City
Buffalo
State
MN
Zip Code
55313
Phone
763-682-1970
Email
daniel.nadeau@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp