Large-lake screening for future watershed protection efforts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Itasca SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in 34 completed lake screening reports in Itasca County.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Itasca SWCD are: Calvin Saari, Charles Isaacs, Darrel Lauber, Donald Simons, Ted Lovdahl, Jr.
Project Overview

Itasca County is about to begin their water plan update process, which will be finished in 2017. This plan will be watershed protection oriented following a similar format to what Crow Wing County has done. We are currently in the process of have lake screening reports completed for 38 Itasca County lakes, and we would like to continue this program to add reports for an additional 34 lakes. After completing the first and this second grant we would have a total 72 of our largest; most developed and used lakes prioritized through a screening process to see which lakes have improving, declining and stable trends. These reports combine a water quality data analysis with a lakeshed analysis to identify priority impacts for each lake, and incorporate water quality projection analyses. This information would be incorporated into our water plan update and guide the next ten years of implementation projects in the county. The Itasca COLA and Itasca Water Legacy Partnership (IWLP) will be partners in gathering past lake data and distributing the reports when completed. The reports will be completed by RMB Environmental Laboratories.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Itasca SWCD
Street Address
1889 E Hwy 2
Grand Rapids
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp