Bluff Creek Bank and Habitat Restoration

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carver
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$27,500
Direct expenses
$150,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.24
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project is expected to reduce the downstream delivery of sediment by approximately 20 tons and a phosphorus load reduction of approximately 20 pounds per year.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek WD are: Jill Crafton, Kenneth Wencl, Leslie Yetka, Mary Bisek, Perry Forster
Project Overview

In 2002 and 2004, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency listed Bluff Creek for turbidity and biological integrity. A Total Maximum Daily Load report and implementation plan were finalized and approved in 2013. This project was identified as a high priority site for culvert restoration and bank repairs.

The culvert is currently roughly 8 feet above the creek, creating a disconnection where fish can no longer move upstream. The culvert is also showing signs of failure. In addition, the stream channel is incised and banks are severely eroded, thus contributing to sediment load to Bluff Creek.This project will allow the City of Chanhassen and the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District to restore the physical and biological integrity of Bluff Creek.

Project Manager
First Name
Claire
Last Name
Bleser
Organization Name
Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek WD
Street Address
8080 Mitchell Rd
City
Eden Prairie
State
MN
Zip Code
55344
Phone
952-294-5976
Email
cbleser@rpbcwd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp