Bixby Park Water Quality Improvement Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$360,750
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Comfort Lake-Forest Lake WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$360,750
Other Funds Leveraged
$120,250
Direct expenses
$360,750
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.02
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in an estimated 41% reduction in total phosphorus.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 206 lb. of phosphorus per year and 28 tons of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Comfort Lake-Forest Lake WD are: Jackie Anderson, Jon Spence, Richard Damchik, Stephen Schmaltz, Wayne Moe
Project Overview

This project will focus, on a sub-regional scale, on water quality improvements targeted at concentrated runoff flows generated from upstream, developed portions of the City of Forest Lake. This project will work to modify an existing wetland complex located in publicly owned Bixby Park of Forest Lake to increase water quality treatment potential and storage capacity. The project will also incorporate an innovative iron-enhanced sand filter which will remove dissolved phosphorus, resulting in a 206 pound/year reduction of phosphorous and a 27 tons/year removal of sediment. Ultimately, it will help to restore and protect Comfort Lake, which eventually drains to the St. Croix River through the Sunrise River. The project has been identified and highly ranked for targeted implementation through the District's 2012 Sunrise River Water Quality and Flowage Project, the District's Watershed Management Plan, and also through the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District's Six Lakes 2010 Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan.

Project Manager
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Kinney
Organization Name
Comfort Lake-Forest Lake WD
Street Address
220 N Lake Street
City
Forest Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
55025
Phone
651-209-9753
Email
michael.kinney@clflwd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp