Bostic Watershed

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

Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation District (LOW SWCD), in partnership with Lake of the Woods County, will install 20 rock riffles to control grade and stabilize a two mile channelized reach of the Bostic Watershed. This project improves water quality in the Bostic Watershed by controlling channel incision and reducing sediment transport into the sediment impaired reach of Bostic Creek. It is estimated that nearly 300 tons per year of soil is being eroded due to the uncontrolled down cutting. The conceptual design for this project has been a joint effort between LOW County, LOW SWCD and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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)

Twenty rock riffles will be installed to control grade and stabilize a 1.5 mile channelized reach of the Bostic Watershed. This project will reduce Total Suspended Solids (TSS) contributions to the impaired reach of Bostic Creek.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Lake of the Woods SWCD are: Frank Sindelir, John Sonstegard, Nancy Dunnell, Roger Krause, Russel Hansen
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lake of the Woods SWCD
Street Address
PO Box 217
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767