Minnesota's Legacy

Becker County Targeted Phosphorus Reduction and Lake Protection Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Becker SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Area health coordinator

Measurable Outcome(s)

By completing the project as proposed, this grant has resulted in an estimated reduction of 160 tons of soil loss annually, cut yearly TSS levels by 73 tons, and prevent 176 tons of phosphorus from reaching the targeted water bodies.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

With over 500 public water lakes in Becker County, we are blessed with abundant and diverse lake resources that, like those of much of lake country, are at risk of degradation due to increasing development pressures, redevelopment of non-conforming lots, rising stormwater runoff and land use changes within their watersheds. The Becker County Targeted Phosphorus Reduction and Lake Protection Project seeks to address the critical sources of nutrients and sediment reaching 29 lakes that have been determined to have a high sensitivity to phosphorus through the targeted application of applicable, lake-friendly Best Management Practices. By targeting high quality, unimpaired lakes at greatest risk of becoming impaired and working to restore waters closest to meeting state water quality standards, this project aligns with the State of Minnesota's non-point priority funding plan as well as numerous objectives and goals within the Becker County Local Water Plan and related implementation schedule.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Becker SWCD
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp