Crow River Gully Stabilization to Reduce Turbidity Phase Three

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Wright SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
December 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The Wright Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with the Crow River Organization of Water and the Natural Resources Conservation Service on phase three of a comprehensive sediment reduction project that focuses on stabilizing seven of the most active gully erosion sites on the North Fork Crow River. These seven areas were chosen due to the high level of turbidity and low dissolved oxygen within that stretch of the North Fork Crow River, which has led to biological and turbidity impairments. This project will drastically reduce the amount of sediment and phosphorus being exported from this targeted stretch of the Crow River.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications


Conflict of Interest Contact

Annie Felix-Gerth

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

$10,187,000 the first year and $10,188,000 the second year are 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.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

315 tons of sediment/year and 350 lbs of phosphorus/year

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project has resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 248.87 pounds of Phosphorus, 165.69 tons of Sediment, 270.94 tons of Soil Loss. This was also completed Elfmann's Basins - Wright SWCD: Three water and sediment control basins were installed as designed.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved most proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Wright SWCD are: Chris Uecker, Duane Dahlman, Mark Mcnamara, Mary Wetter, Michael Zieska
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Wright SWCD
Street Address
311 Brighton Ave S Ste C
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767