Diamond Lake TMDL Implementation Projects
The purpose of this project is to reduce the phosphorus loading to Diamond Lake through wetland restoration, water and sediment control basins, side inlet controls, and buffer strips. The reduction of phosphorus load associated with these practices is estimated to achieve 55 percent of the overall pollutant reduction goal.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.