Hawk Creek Watershed Runoff and Sedimentation Reduction

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

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.

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 1,910 pounds/year and Sediment by 1,630 tons/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

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
Randy Kramer, Bob Fox, Paul Setzepfandt, John Stahl, Lamont Jacobson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Renville County
Street Address
500 East DePue Avenue
Zip Code
(320) 523-3666
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767