Buffalo Red Shallow Lakes and Mainstem Improvement Strategy - Phase II
$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.
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.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.