Cedar Lake Shoreline Improvements

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Scott Watershed Management Organization
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2011
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

This project targets stabilizing 900+ feet of eroding shoreline in the Cedar Lake Farms Regional Park converting it into a healthy native buffer on Cedar Lake.The project addresses phosphorus loading by reducing erosion from unstable shoreline banks adjacent to Cedar Lake. This will increase infiltration, intercept upland runoff, and stabilize the soil at the water's edge to decrease erosion and the addition of phosphorus into the lake. It is estimated that a shoreline stabilization at Cedar Lake will reduce 12-25 lbs/ year phosphorus depending on the regression rate.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2009, Chapter 172, Article 2, Section 6 (g)
Appropriation Language

(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)

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

It is estimated that a shoreline stabilization at Cedar Lake will reduce 12 -25 lbs/year phosphorus depending on the regression rate.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Stabilized 900' of eroding shoreline with 600 live willow and dogwood stakes protected by a cedar tree revetment, and native seeding to restore vegetation. The total phosphorus reduction is 15 lbs/year and the sediment reduction is 15 tons/yr entering Cedar Lake.

Restored 3300 square feet of shoreline (300 linear feet) on the north side of Cedar Lake with 550 native plants, native seeding, erosion control, as well as a raingarden/bioretention area to filter runoff from the road prior to entering the lake. The estimated total phosphorus reduction is 1.8 lbs/year and the sediment reduction is 1.6 tons/yr entering Cedar Lake.

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(952) 496-8887
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520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767