JD 15 BMP Inventory - Implementation (MDM Grant)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Wright SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
October 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The Wright SWCD applied for, and received, a Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance grant in 2015. This grant was used to inventory Joint Ditch 15 (JD 15) for areas that could benefit from the installation of Side Inlet Control Structures (SICS) and vegetated buffer strips (buffers). JD 15 is known to have areas of significant erosion that effect both benefited landowners as well as a number of impaired waters downstream. The impaired downstream waters include Sucker Creek, Cokato Lake, and the North Fork Crow River. The JD 15 Inventory was completed during the summer of 2015. The goal of this project is to implement best management practices (BMP's) that will address the issues identified in the JD 15 Inventory. Given the JD 15 Inventory prioritized resource concerns along JD 15, the current project will focus on addressing the most significant areas of erosion and coordinating with the Wright County Drainage Authority to address lower priority areas. With the recent buffer legislation a lower priority will be given to buffer establishment along JD 15, however, the results of the JD 15 inventory will still be presented to landowners to promote the voluntary adoption of buffers. The implementation of BMP's along JD 15 and within its watershed will reduce the amount of sediment and nutrients transported downstream as well as reduce the rate at which water enters JD 15.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

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Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Multipurpose Drainage Management 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project is estimated to reduce sediment by 99 tons per yer and phosphorus by 113 pounds per year. Phosphorus = 113 lbs P/yr

Measurable Outcome(s)

This grant is a follow up to an assessment of JD15 where 36 erosion sites along the ditch were identified, ranked (Minor, Moderate, Severe), and prioritized for repair. This MDM grant paid for installation of 16 water and sediment control basins, six (6) grade stabilization structures, and one (1) waterway.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds


Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Wright SWCD
Street Address
311 Brighton Ave S Ste C
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767