Minnesota's Legacy

Hay Creek/Stinking Lake Sediment Reduction Project -- Continuation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,395
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Becker Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Becker
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 7
Appropriation Language

(a) $13,750,000 the first year and $13,750,000 the second year are for pollution reduction and restoration grants to local government units and joint powers organizations of local government units to protect surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system (SSTS) projects and stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline restoration projects. The projects must be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with TMDL implementation plans or local water management plans.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,395
Other Funds Leveraged
$76,815
Direct expenses
$16,395
Administration costs
$1,934
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.19
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Hay Creek/Stinking Lake Sediment Reduction Project - Hay Creek & Stinking Lake Proposed Reductions: 1207 Phosphorus lbs/year and 1049 Sediment tons/year

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project has resulted in the following estimated pollution reductions: 10 lbs/yr phosphorus, 16 tons/year TSS, and 40 tons/year soil loss reduction.

Source of Additional Funds

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

Project Overview

This project is concentrated in the Hay Creek Watershed, a 24-square-mile area in Becker County that features several high-quality lakes including Stinking Lake, valued for high-quality waterfowl habitat and flood water storage. Protecting the lake has been a local priority.
Funding from earlier Clean Water Fund grants, USDA EQIP, Buffalo Red Watershed District and landowner contributions in this watershed resulted in the installation of approximately 20 miles of filter strips along Hay Creek and its tributaries, over 24 acres of wetland restorations 66 water and sediment control basins.
This grant will continue the successful efforts of erosion and sediment reduction in the Hay Creek Watershed. Additional landowners have committed to installing conservation practices on their land. Project partners will intall another 17 water and sediment control baisins in 2012 with 11 of them being near the entrance of Hay Creek into Stinking Lake.

Project Manager
First Name
Brad
Last Name
Grant
Organization Name
Becker Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
809 8th St. S.E.
City
Detroit Lakes
State
MN
Zip Code
56501
Phone
(218) 846-7360
Email
blgrant@co.becker.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

The 20-member BWSR board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens. Members are appointed by the governor of the state of Minnesota consistent with Minnesota Statutes 103B.101. Board members at the time the grant was made were: County Commissioner Appointees: Quentin Fairbanks; Tom Loveall; Brian Napstad; Soil and Water Conservation District Appointees: Paul Langseth, Louise Smallidge and Bob Burandt; Watershed District or Watershed Management Organization Appointees: Gene Tiedemann, LuAnn Tolliver and Todd Foster; Citizen Appointees: Paul Brutlag ; Gerald Van Amburg; John Meyer; Cities & Townships: Sandy Hooker -Township; Christy Jo Fogarty -Metro City; Keith Mykleseth -Non-Metro City; Agency: Chris Elvrum - Minnesota Department of Health; Rebecca Flood - Pollution Control Agency; Tom Landwehr - Department of Natural Resources; Matt Wohlman - Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Faye Sleeper - Minnesota Extension Service;

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Robert L. Sip -MDA Environmental Policy Specialist; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator; Nick Proulx -DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Norman R. Mofjeld -MDA Hydrologist P.G. Well Management Section;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp