Blue Lake Priority Action Plan

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Isanti SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

Recent monitoring has detected a declining trend in the water quality in Blue Lake. A Subwatershed Assessment (SWA) for the lake was completed in 2016. This proposal will install six of the top projects identified in the direct watershed. A significant amount of work to prepare for this proposal has been completed and landowners are ready to install projects. This project will result in an annual 95 pound reduction in phosphorus and is 10% of the needed phosphorus reduction goal.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer

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)

The most recognizable measurable outcome of this project is a 95 lb annual reduction of TP. The outcome results in a 10% TP reduction. Additional reduction: 29,044 lbs. of suspended solids.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Isanti SWCD are: Al Koczur, Barb Kilpatrick, Roger Larsen, Ryan Carpenter, Wayne Calander
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Isanti SWCD
763-241-1170 x3
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767