Crow River Channel Management

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,580
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Wright Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 7
Appropriation Language

(a) $13,750,000 the first year and $13,750,000 the second year are for pollution reduction and restoration grants to local government units and joint powers organizations of local government units to protect 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 (SSTS) projects and stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline restoration projects. The projects must be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with TMDL implementation plans or local water management plans.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,580
Other Funds Leveraged
$125,000
Direct expenses
$66,580
Administration costs
$440
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.03
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Streambank Stabilization - Lower Crow River Proposed Reductions: 416 tons/year Sediment

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project has achieved estimated pollution reductions of 491 lbs/yr of phosphorus, 578 tons/yr sediment (TSS), and 578 tons/yr soil loss reduction.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Project Overview

The Crow River is a major river system in Wright County that is of local and regional significance. It is a major recreation area in its own right but also flows into the Mississippi River 20 miles from the Minneapolis Drinking Water Plant intake. Elevated sediment levels in the river increases the cost of treating the river water and threatens fisheries habitat.
This project focuses on an 800 foot streambank identified as a major contributor of sedment in the lower reach of the Crow River. In addition to stabilizing the streambank, the stream channel will also be improved to more efficiently transport sediment, reducing downstream erosion. The results of this project are estimated to reduce sediment to the river by 416 tons per year.

Project Manager
First Name
Kerry
Last Name
Saxton
Organization Name
Wright Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
311 Brighton Ave Ste C
City
Buffalo
State
MN
Zip Code
55313
Phone
(763) 682-1933 x3
Email
kerry.saxton@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Qualifications: The 20-member BWSR board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens. Members are appointed by the governor of the state of Minnesota consistent with Minnesota Statutes 103B.101. Board members at the time the grant was made were: County Commissioner Appointees: Quentin Fairbanks; Tom Loveall; Brian Napstad; Soil and Water Conservation District Appointees: Paul Langseth, Louise Smallidge and Bob Burandt; Watershed District or Watershed Management Organization Appointees: Gene Tiedemann, LuAnn Tolliver and Todd Foster; Citizen Appointees: Paul Brutlag ; Gerald Van Amburg; John Meyer; Cities & Townships: Sandy Hooker -Township; Christy Jo Fogarty -Metro City; Keith Mykleseth -Non-Metro City; Agency: Chris Elvrum - Minnesota Department of Health; Rebecca Flood - Pollution Control Agency; Tom Landwehr - Department of Natural Resources; Matt Wohlman - Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Faye Sleeper - Minnesota Extension Service;

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Robert L. Sip -MDA Environmental Policy Specialist; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator; Nick Proulx -DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Norman R. Mofjeld -MDA Hydrologist P.G. Well Management Section;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp