Fletcher Creek and Mississippi River Shoreline Restoration and Runoff Abatement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

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.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

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;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 38 pounds/year and Sediment by 45 tons/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Marvin Stangl, Bill Faber, Cindy Anez, Tom Brutscher, Claude Dahmen
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
16776 Heron Road
Little Falls
Zip Code
(320) 616-2479
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767