Chain of Lakes Stormwater Retrofit Assessment Best Management Practices

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Chisago SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A reduction of 40 lbs/yr in total phosphorus and 10 tons/yr of TSS is anticipated.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 85 lb. of phosphorus per year and 75 tons of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Chisago SWCD are: Craig Mold, David Tollberg, Jim Birkholz, Justin Wilson, Roland Cleveland
Project Overview

In 2010, Legislation allocated Clean Water Fund (CWF) dollars to the Anoka Conservation District to initiate an 11 county metro subwatershed assessment program. The purpose of subwatershed assessments is to improve water quality, increase groundwater recharge and reduce runoff volumes. These goals are achieved by identifying opportunities in the subwatersheds most contributing to the degradation of the high priority water bodies and developing designs for Best Management Practices (BMPs) that treat stormwater runoff.

Using a similar protocol, the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is working on a Rural Subwatershed assessment to determine a list of identified practices in the rural portions of the Chisago Lakes Watershed. This assessment will have a list of top practices including: gully stabilizations, waterways, buffer strips and feedlot improvements.

In 2011/2012, the SWCD was successful in applying for CWF grants to install projects identified through subwatershed assessments. Continued funding of this program will allow the SWCD to build on the momentum that has resulted from the completion of the subwatershed assessments and the Chisago Lakes Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy and to continue installing BMPs that will result in cleaner water throughout the Chisago Lakes watershed.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Chisago SWCD
Street Address
38814 Third Ave
North Branch
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp