Buffalo Red Shallow Lakes and Mainstem Improvement Strategy - Phase II

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

This project addresses the delivery of sediment & phosphorus to 12 impaired lakes and downstream Buffalo River, and directly treats the source of fecal coliform causing impairment on tributary Hay Creek.

Source of Additional Funds


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

Phase II of the Buffalo Red Shallow Lakes and Mainstem Improvement Strategy continues to reduce nutrient and sediment delivery to 12 impaired lakes and reaches of the Buffalo River through a targeted and prioritized approach. Overall, the project aims to reduce phosphorus and sediment to these lakes by 500 pounds and 4,700 tons per year by targeting prioritized implementation sites demonstrating the most significant gains in water quality.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Becker SWCD
Street Address
809 8th St SE
Detroit Lakes
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer