Coon Lake Area Stormwater Retrofits

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Anoka CD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
April 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
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Phosphorus reaching Coon Lake will be reduced by at least 3.9 lbs/yr.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 8 lb. of phosphorus per year and 5 tons of sediment per year

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Anoka CD are: Al Koczur, Barb Kilpatrick, Dan Babineau, Ed Faherty, Greg Hunter, Jared Trost, Jim Lindahl, Karl Tingelstad, Karla Komec, Leon Mager, Mark Walsh, Mary Ann Empson, Mary Jo Truchon, Melanie Kern, Mike Bury, Orval Leistico, Reinette Labernik, Roger Larsen, Ryan Carpenter, Tim Peterson, Todd Miller, Vici Nass, Wayne Calander
Project Overview

This project will install new stormwater treatment practices in neighborhoods directly draining to Coon Lake. The objective is to remove phosphorus, which fuels algae growth, before the water is discharged into the lake. Seventeen potential project sites have been identified and ranked and include curb-cut rain gardens, swales, stabilizing stormwater discharge points, and a basin outlet modification.

The Anoka Conservation District will install a subset of approximately seven of the candidate projects in order of cost effectiveness. At a minimum, this project will reduce total phosphorus inputs to Coon Lake by 4 pounds per year, total sediment input by one ton per year, and runoff volume by 2.0 acre-feet per year.

Coon Lake is a priority for Anoka County. It is the county's largest lake, is the feature of one county park, has two public boat accesses, and is a focus of the community. Water quality improvement is necessary because the lake is approaching the state water quality standard. As a result, the Sunrise River Watershed Management Organization, the City of East Bethel, and three lake-focused groups are committing resources to this project.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Anoka CD
Street Address
1318 McKay Dr NE, Ste 300
Ham Lake
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp