Becker County Targeted Phosphorus Reduction and Lake Protection Project - Phase II
$6,882,000 the first year and $12,618,000 the second year are for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.
This project will protect against impairment of 8 outstanding resource value waters, work to achieve targeted reductions in 12 biologically significant lakes nearing impairment and improve concentrations in 9 waters approaching loading thresholds.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
Phase II of the Becker County Targeted Phosphorus Reduction and Lake Protection Project will address the critical sources of nutrients and sediment on 102 parcels draining to 29 lakes determined to have a high sensitivity to phosphorus through the targeted application of shoreland stabilizations, native shoreland buffers, diversions, raingardens, and combinations of other site-appropriate structural and vegetative lake-friendly Best Management Practices.