CD #175 Improvement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers WD
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 (j) (BWSR Multipurpose Drainage Management 2018)
Appropriation Language

$750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year are for technical assistance and grants for the conservation drainage program in consultation with the Drainage Work Group, coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes projects to improve multipurpose water management under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.015.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To improve water quality in the improvement area and of thedrain system as a whole at twenty-three high priority locations by installing side inlets, grassed waterways and erosion control berms which will reduce sediment loading by 322 tons per year.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers WD are: Ben Kleinwachter, David Bakke, James Jubie, John W. Nelson, Robert Kovar
Project Details

Polk County Drain # 175 is located in the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District. The Watershed District has received a Preliminary Survey Report for an improvement of a three mile portion of this drainage system. In an effort to improve water quality in the improvement area and of drainage systems as a whole, twenty-three high priority locations have been identified as critical areas. Side inlets, grassed waterways and erosion control berms will be installed along the ditch to reduce significant erosion and agricultural field sediment loads.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers WD
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer