Cormorant Lakes Prioritized Erosion and Sediment Reduction
In an attempt to protect existing exceptional lake and wetland resources, the Cormorant Lakes Watershed District (CLWD) is proactively implementing erosion and sediment control practices. At the present time, since none of the lakes are impaired but development pressure is increasing, a non-degradation strategy is necessary to ensure the desired long-term water quality in the District's lakes.
A LIDAR-based terrain analysis completed in 2010 and 2011 provides for strategic prioritization of sites for project installation. The proposed project will include field reconnaissance to verify the results of the terrain analysis, working with landowners and contractors to install practices on properties. Long term benefits of reduced sediment, 175 tons per year, and nutrient loads, 200 pounds of phosphorus per year, to the lakes in the CLWD should help to maintain or improve water quality. This project is the first of a multi-phase effort to address all significant sediment sources in the CLWD.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
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;
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Reduce Phosphorus by 200 pounds/year and Sediment by 175 tons/year.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 645 lb. of phosphorus per year, 33 tons per year of sediment and 561 tons of lost soil per year
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.