Fletcher Creek and Mississippi River Shoreline Restoration and Runoff Abatement
This site has been monitored for several years due to past storm events causing flood waters that impacted State Highway 371 and Belle Prairie housing developments. This site is contributing large amounts of sediment and is one of the worst erosion sites identified along the Mississippi River in Morrison County.
This project will stabilize a severely eroded section of streambank at the outlet of Fletcher Creek, which enters the Mississippi River. In addition to stabilizing the streambank, the stream channel will be improved to efficiently transport sediment that will reduce downstream impacts. Natural materials will be used to protect the toe of the streambank and provide habitat. The project will deliver improved water quality by reducing runoff flow volumes and velocities, reduced sediment and stream bank erosion, and will enhance aquatic habitats.
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 38 pounds/year and Sediment by 45 tons/year.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 115 lb. of phosphorus per year, 20 tons of sediment per year, 9 tons of soil lost per year
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.