CD 8 Subwatershed Sediment Reduction Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Roseau River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

By addressing the 23 priority input sites and bank stabilization site, the project partners have estimated a 277.3 ton/yr reduction in sediment. The project will also reduce phosphorus discharged into the Roseau River by 277.3 lbs annually.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Roseau River WD are: Aaron Magnusson, Carter Diesen, Cody Schmalz, Leroy Carriere, Tony Wensloff
Project Overview

A collaboration between the Roseau County SWCD and the Roseau River Watershed District (RRWD), the CD 8 Subwatershed Sediment Reduction Project will reduce sediment delivery to the Roseau River by implementing Best Management Practices on sites that have been identified as the greatest contributors of sediment. Sites were prioritized based on modeled data from the Watershed District's Site Prioritization Grant, and the International Watershed Institutes's Water Quality Decision Support Application (WQDSA) and local knowledge of the subwatershed. Under this project 21 side-water inlets, 2 grade stabilization drop structures and 325 linear feet of channel stabilization will retain soil on the landscape and keep 277.3 tons of sediment from reaching the Roseau River which is impaired due to turbidity. The project focuses on the greatest contributors of sediment identified within the subwatershed. The Roseau County SWCD and RRWD have successfully collaborated on previous projects implementing best management practices. Relying on previous project experience, local knowledge and technical abilities of SWCD and Watershed staff will ensure efficient use of public dollars to improve water quality in the Roseau River.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Roseau River WD
Street Address
PO Box 26
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp