Dakota County Clean Water Retrofit Partnership
This project will continue and build on the momentum developed through the successful Stormwater Retrofit Partnership (Partnership) from FY2010 and 2012 CWF. This project retrofits stormwater practices on public land to assist partnering Local Government Units (LGUs) in achieving water quality goals identified in local stormwater plans by providing technical assistance and cost share funding.
The Partnership will complete up to twenty additional stormwater retrofit projects using proven methods that match project sites with effective conservation practices using ranking criteria that includes pollutant load modeling, benefits to receiving waters, cost benefit ratios, and site suitability. Priority is given to projects in TMDLs and local water plans, and those identified using analyses of pollutant sources, estimated loads and proximity to impaired waters.
The following LGUs support continuation of the Partnership and have initiated potential future projects: the cities of Apple Valley, Mendota Heights, Burnsville, Lakeville, Eagan, Rosemount, Farmington, South St. Paul, Hampton, West St. Paul, Hastings, and Inver Grove Heights; Dakota County; and Empire Township.
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 5 pounds/year, Sediment by 1 tons/year and runoff volume by 4 acre-feet/year.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 61 lb. of nitrogen per year, 33 lb. of phosphorus per year, 18 tons of sediment per year, 7 tons of soil loss, and 6 acre-feet of stormwater volume
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.