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Casey Lake Neighborhood Stormwater Retrofit

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Ramsey-Washington Metro WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Impaired for Excess Nutrients-Phosphorus

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 4 lb. of phosphorus per year and 1 ton of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Ramsey-Washington Metro WD are: Jen Oknich, Marj Ebensteiner, Pamela Skinner, Paul Ellefson, Robert Johnson
Project Overview

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD) will improve water quality in Casey Lake and ultimately Kohlman Lake through the installation of approximately 25 rain gardens on priority properties identified as part of the Casey Lake Urban Stormwater Retrofit Assessment completed by Ramsey Conservation District (RCD) in 2011. Capturing and filtering stormwater through rain garden installation within the 208 acre Casey Lake Neighborhood will provide a unique opportunity to target a significant source of phosphorus to one of Minnesota's impaired waters while educating residents on the importance of the role they share in improving stormwater quality.

Despite its name, Casey Lake is actually a 15.2 acre lacustrine wetland and is part of the Kohlman Creek Subwatershed which drains to Kohlman Lake. Kohlman Lake, which is the headwater of the Phalen Chain of Lakes, is currently listed on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) 2012 Impaired Waters List for excess phosphorus. This project will help to meet the phosphorus reduction goals laid forth in the Kohlman Lake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ramsey-Washington Metro WD
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp