Lake George Watershed Targeted BMP Analysis

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Anoka CD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,000
Direct expenses
$60,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.52
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a subwatershed assessment for the Lake George Watershed.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Anoka CD are: Jim Lindahl, Karl Tingelstad, Karla Komec, Mary Jo Truchon, Vici Nass
Project Overview

Lake George is the premier recreational lake in Anoka County with above average water quality, a vibrant fishery, and a large regional park and beach that is among the most utilized in the county. Located in northwestern Anoka County within the Upper Rum River Watershed Management Organization (URRWMO), the Lake George Improvement District (LGID) was formed to tend to the lake's diminishing water quality and problematic invasive species. In the last decade, Lake George's lake grade according to Met Council's lake water quality report card has dropped from a consistent A grade to a consistent B grade. The Rum River WRAPS task force has preliminarily identified Lake George as a protection concern. The WRAPS will not, however, provide a specific implementation plan to address this lake resource. In effort to halt, and hopefully reverse the trend of declining water quality the LGID intends to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) within the lake and throughout the watershed. Before this can be done, project opportunities and their associated costs and benefits must be ascertained. The purpose of this project is to identify water quality improvement opportunities throughout the watershed to achieve water quality management goals. SWAT, PTM App. or other suitable models will be used to model the watershed and the effect of selected BMPs within it. The model will be calibrated with hydrology and water quality monitoring data to ensure the highest degree of accuracy possible. This watershed level analysis is the first of two phases of project identification, modeling and cost-benefit analysis; with the second phase focusing on near-lake and in-lake project opportunities. Projects identified by this and subsequent efforts will be presented for incorporation into the Upper Rum River WMO's plan update scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

Project Manager
First Name
Chris
Last Name
Lord
Organization Name
Anoka CD
Street Address
1318 McKay Dr NE, Ste 300
City
Ham Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
55304
Phone
763-434-2030
Email
chris.lord@anokaswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp