Minnesota's Legacy

Cedar Lake Watershed Protection and Improvement Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$277,900
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Clearwater River Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Meeker
Stearns
Wright
Meeker
Stearns
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$277,900
Other Funds Leveraged
$276,300
Direct expenses
$277,900
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 480 pounds/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This restoration reduced an estimated 1,280 lb. of phosphorus per year.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Robert Schiefelbein, Jerry Risberg, Mark Kampa, Mary Ellen Wells, Paul DeGree
Project Overview

In 2002, citizens began to notice severe algal blooms in Cedar Lake, a high value recreational lake with exceptional clarity and fisheries habitat. Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD) began an intensive monitoring program in 2003 to identify nutrient sources and protect Cedar Lake. Through intensive lake and watershed monitoring, CRWD identified the major source of nutrients to the lake. Three nutrient impaired shallow lakes; Swartout, Albion and Henshaw Lakes, in the upper watershed and impaired wetlands discharge excess amounts of soluble phosphorus.
CRWD also identified a suite of in-lake and watershed practices to improve water quality in the impaired shallow lakes to protect Cedar Lake. This project targets reductions to the largest watershed sources of nutrient to Cedar and Swartout Lakes by installing iron sand filters to remove soluble phosphorus currently exported from degraded wetlands and lakes.

Project Manager
First Name
Dennis
Last Name
Loewen
Organization Name
Clearwater River Watershed District
Street Address
Box 481
City
Annandale
State
MN
Zip Code
55302
Phone
(320) 274-3935
Email
loewen.dennis@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp