Cool it! Continued Efforts to Solve the Temperature Impairment on Miller Creek using 13 Stormwater BMPs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
St Louis, South SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Project Overview

The South St. Louis SWCD will collaborate with the City of Duluth to implement 13 stormwater BMPs in two high priority parks in the Miller Creek Watershed. The proposed BMP locations were prioritized by the city & SWCD based on the desire to coordinate with upcoming construction planned for Lincoln Park & on the sediment impacts resulting from worsening erosion problems in Piedmont Park. The proposed BMPs include a combination of bio-infiltration, native plantings & structural components estimated to reduce volume by 2 acre-feet, phosphorus by 1 pound per year and sediment by one ton per year.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Lincoln Park-1.3 acre impervious area routed to BMPs will remove: 52 % annual SW runoff volume; 71% annual
total Phosphorus; 91% annual TSS. Piedmont Park-1 acre impervious area routed to BMPs will remove: 48%
annual total Phosphorus; 90% annual TSS

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for St Louis, South SWCD are: Albert Moline, David Davis, Debra Taylor, Marcia Stromgren, Michael Lindgren
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
St Louis, South SWCD
Street Address
215 No 1st Ave E Rm 301
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767