Minnesota's Legacy

Cold Spring Southwest Stormwater Infiltration Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$137,050
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Stearns SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$137,050
Other Funds Leveraged
$22,683
Direct expenses
$90,728
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.03
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The development of a P8 water quality model for the city of Thief River Falls to target locations for implementation projects.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Stormwater reduction project to install infiltration areas to treat runoff in the city of Cold Spring. This consisted of infiltration trenches that treated the first flush of stormwater. This project has resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 44 lbs of phosphorus and 2761 tons of sediment.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

The City of Cold Spring is looking to retrofit 24 acres of existing development within a 138 acre subcatchment of the City to improve the water quality of Cold Spring Creek, a designated trout stream. The large amounts of hard surfaces within the subcatchment area do not allow for rainfall or snow melt to soak into the ground. The stormwater carries with it sediment, bacteria, automotive fluids, and other pollutants. Cold Spring staff has frequently witnessed sediment plumes, the color of chocolate milk, at the storm sewer outfalls. The goal is to reduce the pollutant load (chocolate milk colored discharge) currently entering the Creek from this area by capturing and treating the first one-quarter inch of rainfall coming from the impervious surfaces. Water quality Best Management Practices will include bioretention basins and/or infiltration trenches.

Project Manager
First Name
Dennis
Last Name
Fuchs
Organization Name
Stearns SWCD
Street Address
110 2nd Street S
City
Waite Park
State
MN
Zip Code
56387
Phone
320-251-7800
Email
dennis.fuchs@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp