Minnesota's Legacy

Buffalo-Red River Shallow Lakes Restoration Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$398,800
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Becker Soil & Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$398,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$99,700
Direct expenses
$398,800
Administration costs
$3,600
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.7
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 850 pounds/year and Sediment by 740 tons/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reduction of phosphorus by 1,756 lb. per year and 1,599 tons of sediment in the water per year, and reduced soil loss by an estimated 1,231 tons per year.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Tony Beck, Jerome Flottemesch, Duane Grossman, Don Lefebrve, Kathy Stenger
Project Overview

During the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's 2011 lake assessment process nine shallow lakes located in the Buffalo-Red River Watershed in western Becker County were determined to be impaired for excessive nutrients primarily from agricultural runoff. Located in a heavy agricultural production area, this project will address agricultural stormwater runoff by installing 50 water and sediment control basins and 20 acres of vegetative buffer strips adjacent to the lakes. Fifteen landowners with a potential for 26 water and sediment control basin sites have already been identified. It is estimated that these projects will result in a reduction of 850 pounds of phosphorus and 740 tons of sediment annually from entering these surface waters.

Project Manager
First Name
Brad
Last Name
Grant
Organization Name
Becker Soil & Water Conservation District
Street Address
809 - 8th Stree SE
City
Detroit Lakes
State
MN
Zip Code
56501
Phone
(218) 846-7360
Email
blgrant@co.becker.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp