Becker County Targeted Phosphorus Reduction and Lake Protection Project - Phase II

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Becker SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b) (BWSR Projects and Practices 2018)
Appropriation Language

$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.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Becker SWCD are: Eugene Pavelko, Jerome Flottemesch, Kathy Stenger, Tony Beck, Travis Schauer
Project Details

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Becker SWCD
Street Address
809 8th St SE
Detroit Lakes
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer