Hawk Creek Watershed Runoff and Sedimentation Reduction
The Hawk Creek Watershed Runoff and Sedimentation Reduction Project will improve and protect water quality through implementation of small-scale conservation practices within the watershed to reduce runoff and decrease movement of sediment and nutrients. Practices include streambank stabilizations, water and sediment control basins, grade/gully stabilizations, side inlets, alternative intakes, and buffer incentives.
Projects will be targeted in areas with waters that have been deemed impaired. The Hawk Creek Watershed is unique in that it is comprised of a main tributary (Hawk Creek) and several other streams that flow directly into the Minnesota River. This project is estimated to reduce phosphorus inputs by 1,910 pounds per year and sediment by 1,630 tons per year in waters that flow into the Minnesota River.
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 1,910 pounds/year and Sediment by 1,630 tons/year.
This project worked with 11 landowners and collaborated with several organizations to implement one bank stabilization, one water and sediment control basin, one grade stabilization, two side inlets, 25.56 acres of buffers, one lined waterway, and one ag-water project for total pollutant reductions of 475 tons per yr of sediment, 1,102 pounds per year of phosphorus, 825 pounds per year of nitrogen.
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.