Lebanon Hills Regional Park Chain of Lakes Improvement Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Dakota County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Dakota County is partnering with the Dakota Soil and Water Conservation District to preserve and enhance the chain of shallow lakes in Lebanon Hills Regional Park which is owned and operated by Dakota County and located within the City of Eagan. Dakota County proposes to construct two regional iron-enhanced sand filtration practices to achieve the load reduction goals set forth in the LHRP Subwatershed Assessment Report to protect Jensen and Schulze lakes and prevent them from being listed on the 303(d) Impaired Waters List. The project will reduce 26 pound of phosphorus annually.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

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

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

for grants 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. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Achieve 100% of the Schulze Lake and Jensen Lake watershed phosphorus reduction goals with additional
benefits to downstream McDonough Lake to ultimately reduce nuisance algae blooms and address declining
water clarity.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Dakota County are:
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dakota County
Administered By
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520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767