Minnesota's Legacy

Diamond Lake TMDL Implementation Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$176,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Middle Fork Crow River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Kandiyohi
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$176,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$231,909
Direct expenses
$351,906
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Construction of a stormwater treatment facility to treat runoff from 6,500 acre urban and agricultural drainage area in and around the City of Watkins, MN. The result is an annual phosphorus reduction of 796 pounds to Lake Betsy, the Clearwater River, and the Clearwater River Chain of Lakes, as well as an oxygen demand reduction benefit of 10% for the Clearwater River.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project achieved an estimated annual reduction of 1.1 lbs of nitrogen, 29 lbs phosphorus, and 2669 tons of sediment.

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

Diamond Lake and its neighboring lakes feature numerous public water accesses, resorts, parks, and trails and are supported by the recreational and aesthetic values that good water quality provides. In 2006, Diamond Lake was placed on MPCA's List of Impaired Waters. Improving water quality in Diamond Lake to meet state standards is a top-ranking priority for the district. The Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District is partnering with the MN DNR and Ducks Unlimited to implement a water level management project for the upstream chain of lakes in 2015 to achieve an estimated phosphorus load reduction of 343 pounds per year. The reduction of phosphorus load outlined in this application will achieve 72 percent of the reduction goal from watershed sources, and 55 percent of the overall reduction goal.

Project Manager
First Name
Margaret
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Middle Fork Crow River WD
Street Address
189 County Road 8 NE
City
Spicer
State
MN
Zip Code
56288
Phone
320-796-0888
Email
margaret@mfcrow.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp