Minnesota's Legacy

CD-96-21-16 Gully Control and Buffer Implementation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Pennington SWCD
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)

The estimated annual reduction in sediment is 2428 tons/year and phosphorus is 2646 lbs/year.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Pennington SWCD are: Brenda Szymanski, Grant Nelson, Greg Hilgeman, Linda Hanson, Ricky Peterson
Project Overview

The Pennington SWCD has collaborated with Pennington County for several years to identify priority County Ditch reaches that are in need of buffers and grade stabilization structures. This cooperative effort has resulted in the reduction of nutrient and sediment delivery to the Red Lake River Watershed. Pennington SWCD has recently inventoried buffer and grade stabilization needs on three different County Ditch systems: 96, 21 and 16. A total of 23 miles of ditch has been inventoried, 15 miles of buffer are needed along with 81 grade stabilization structures. The installation of these conservation practices will result in the reduction of 2428 tons of sediment per year entering the Red Lake River near St. Hilaire. Near this location, the Red Lake River becomes impaired for Turbidity. The Pennington SWCD also has a long history of working with NRCS, the Red Lake Watershed District and landowners to implement grade stabilization structures throughout the county. With the inventory of needs already complete, these practices can be readily installed with the interest of landowners that receive incentives to assist in the reduction of sediment entering the Red Lake River.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pennington SWCD
Street Address
201 Sherwood Ave S
Thief River Falls
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html

Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp