Minnesota's Legacy

Heron Lake Sediment and Phosphorus Reduction Implementation Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$122,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Heron Lake Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Jackson
Murray
Nobles
Jackson
Murray
Nobles
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 05c
Appropriation Language

$122,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for an agreement with the Heron Lake Watershed District for public outreach and installation and monitoring of water quality improvement projects. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2016, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$122,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$122,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.43
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Description of Funds
ENRTF
Project Overview

Once known for its clean water, fertile soil, and healthy habitat, in more recent times the Heron Lake Watershed in southwestern Minnesota has been heavily impacted by pollution from intensive agriculture, feedlots, non-compliant septic systems, and urban stormwater runoff. The Heron Lake Watershed District is using this appropriation for public outreach and installation and monitoring of water quality improvement projects aimed at reducing sediment and nutrient loading for the benefit of public health, recreation, and wildlife habitat.

Project Manager
First Name
Jan
Last Name
Voit
Organization Name
Heron Lake Watershed District
Street Address
1008 Third Ave, PO Box 345
City
Heron Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56137
Phone
(507) 793-2462
Email
jan.voit@mysmbs.com