Minnesota's Legacy

Crow River E. Coli Reduction Through Feedlot Compliance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$270,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Wright SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wright
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$270,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$37,600
Direct expenses
$150,400
Administration costs
$1,020
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.13
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Data development

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 919 lbs of BOD, 4133 lbs COD, 2.07E+15 E. Coli, and 228 lbs nitrogen.

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 Wright Soil and Water Conservation District (Wright SWCD) has partnered with the Crow River Organization of Waters (CROW), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Wright County Planning and Zoning on this bacterial impairment reduction project to bring feedlot operations into compliance in the targeted North Fork Crow River (NFCR) impaired Unnamed Creek watershed. An analysis of the NFCR TMDL for Bacteria, Nutrients, and Turbidity was done to determine the area to be prioritized for further review of livestock operations in order to reduce the E. coli levels to meet the state standard. The largest operations, those over 250 animal units were reviewed for compliance and found that one facility within the E. coli impaired watershed was non-compliant. A preliminary plan has been drafted by NRCS engineers that will bring this feedlot into compliance and allow them move from daily hauling and land applying manure to strategic application by incorporating a manure lagoon into the plan.

Project Manager
First Name
Luke
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Wright SWCD
Street Address
311 Brighton Ave S Ste C
City
Buffalo
State
MN
Zip Code
55313
Phone
763-682-1970
Email
luke.johnson@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp