Lake Ida HUC 12 AIG Projects Phase II

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2022 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Douglas SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2022
End Date
December 2024
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

This grant will reduce sediment and phosphorus loading to Lake Ida by utilizing the targets and priorities identified through a FY18-19 AIG grant. It continues the success of our Phase I grant (FY20 Lake Ida HUC 12 AIG Projects) which generated more interest in project implementation than grant funding available.
The AIG was used to complete a subwatershed assessment for the Lake Ida HUC 12 to identify and target areas of concentrated flow, potential erosion and areas of nonpoint pollution. This was also used for outreach and public meetings within the HUC 12.
Phase I funding has had high success implementing projects and leveraging other funding sources (Local & Federal). We have received more erosion project requests than dollars available. All projects have received a site inspection and evaluation by SWCD staff. These projects have been reviewed and prioritized according to potential reductions, feasibility and project & landowner readiness. Without this funding these projects will not be completed, these landowners don?t qualify for other funding sources or don?t have high match dollars required.
This grant will reduce sediment to Lake Ida by 360.97 tons/year and TP by 343.43 lbs/year. This grant will make progress towards the Long Prairie WRAPS goals for Lake Ida to reduce TP by 300 lbs and sediment by 10 %.
This grant paired with Phase I will make the following goal progress [reduction: TP by 300 lbs/year fully achieved; TSS 10% partially achieved; reduce annual stormwater 10% partially achieved; feedlot nutrient reductions mostly achieved] [management: maintain in-Lake Aquatic Biology partially achieved; no increase of in-lake TP mostly achieved].
Upon the completion of this grant Lake Ida and it?s watershed will be sufficiently protected from non-point pollution concerns. No further targeting will be completed by Douglas SWCD.
BMPs include 7 shoreline restorations; 2 gully fixes; 3 WASCOBs; 1 terrace; 1 manure storage BMP; 10 alt. tile intakes.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Annie Felix-Gerth

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Session Laws - 2021, 1st Special Session, Chapter 1--H.F.No. 13, Article 2, Section 6(b)
Appropriation Language

(Projects and Practices)(b) $10,762,000 the first year and $11,504,000 the second year are for grants to local government units to protect and restore 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 projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. Up to 20 percent of this appropriation is available for land-treatment projects and practices that benefit drinking water.

2022 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the proposed grant application Douglas SWCD will reduce sediment runoff to Lake Ida by 360.97 tons/year, phosphorus by 360.97 lbs./year, nitrogen 35 lbs./year, and BOD 31 lbs./year.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Douglas SWCD are: Billy Dropik, Ken Rutten, Mike Cleary, Paul Barsness, Rod Froemming
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Douglas SWCD
Street Address
900 Robert Street Suite 102
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767