Campbell Creek Phosphorus and Sediment Reduction
(g) $2,330,000 the first year and $1,830,000 the second year are for grants to implement stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline protection, and restoration projects to protect water quality. Of this amount, $330,000 the first year and $330,000 the second year may be used for technical assistance and grants to establish a conservation drainage program in consultation with the Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Drainage Work Group that consists of pilot projects to retrofit existing drainage systems with water quality improvement practices, evaluate outcomes, and provide outreach to landowners, public drainage authorities, drainage engineers and contractors, and others. Of this amount, $500,000 the first year is for a grant to Hennepin County for riparian restoration and stream bank stabilization in the ten primary stream systems in Hennepin County in order to protect, enhance, and help restore the water quality of the streams and downstream receiving waters. The county shall work with watershed districts and water management organizations to identify and prioritize projects. To the extent possible, the county shall employ youth through the Minnesota Conservation Corps and Tree Trust to plant trees and shrubs to reduce erosion and stabilize stream banks. This appropriation must be matched by nonstate sources, including in-kind contributions (2011 - Shoreland Improvement)
Instead of 6 water and sediment basins it will increase to 13 water and sediment control basins, 8 acres of buffer along Campbell creek and a side inlet structure. This expansion is due to partnering with the Pelican River Watershed District and federal Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide additional assistance to the landowner.
Pollution reduction estimates include 812 lbs/yr phosphorus, 706 tons/yr TSS, and 738 tons/year soil loss reduction.
The Floyd chain of lakes is of economic significance to the Detroit Lakes region providing great game fishing, boating and other summer and winter recreational opportunities. Decades of nutrient loading into North Floyd from the surrounding Campbell Creek area has led to a decrease in water quality. The same is true for the Buffalo River portion of this project area.
As a result of this clean water legacy grant, the size of a planned project along Campbell Creek will be significantly expanded. Instead of 6 water and sediment basins it will increase to 13 water and sediment control basins, 8 acres of buffer along Campbell creek and a side inlet structure. This expansion is due to partnering with the Pelican River Watershed District and federal Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide additional assistance to the landowners. The designs will be completed in the winter of 20112012 with construction to take place in the summer of 2012.