Using the BuffCAT, 6,079 parcels have been determined to be compliant, while 277 parcels will need further review in Carlton County.

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Becker SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will reduce nutrient and sediment delivery to 12 impaired lakes and impaired reaches of the Buffalo River. Under this project, 65 Water and sediment control basins and 80 acres of filter strips will be implemented to meet 28% of the Phosphorus reduction goals for lakes in the watershed and as much as 32% of the Phosphorus reduction goal for the Buffalo River Mainstem.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Becker SWCD are: Eugene Pavelko, Jerome Flottemesch, Kathy Stenger, Tony Beck, Travis Schauer
Project Overview

A joint effort of Becker and Clay Soil and Water Conservation District, the Buffalo Red Shallow Lakes and Mainstem Improvement Strategy will reduce nutrient and sediment delivery to 12 impaired lakes and impaired reaches of the Buffalo River through a targeted and prioritized approach to the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs). Numerous models have been combined with local knowledge to identify chief sources of constituents in the watershed and to isolate and prioritize implementation sites demonstrating the most significant gains in water quality.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Becker SWCD
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp