Lower Minnesota River Watershed Targeted BMP Installations in Tributary and Near Channel Stream Watersheds, Scott County

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$126,400
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Scott SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Scott
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$126,400
Other Funds Leveraged
$57,613
Direct expenses
$126,400
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in an estimated 26% reduction in total phosphorus.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Scott SWCD are: Doug Schoenecker, Gary Hartmann, James Fitzsimmons, Linda Brown, Robert Casey
Project Overview

This project will reduce sediment and nutrient loading to the main stem and local tributaries of the Lower Minnesota River (LMR) by providing cost share for practices that treat ravine headcut and channel erosion, streambank/shoreline erosion, ephemeral gully erosion, and direct-discharging open inlet drainage systems. Targeted Best Management Practices (BMPs) will include but not be limited to grade control structures, grassed/lined waterways, water & sediment control basins, shoreline/streambank stabilization and alternative tile inlets.

Funds will be targeted towards cost-effective projects that are a) located in the Sand, Picha, and Roberts Creeks and near-channel stream watersheds directly tributary to the LMR, and b) address water resource protection goals identified in local and state plans. This project is part of a long-term strategy by the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District and Water Management Organization to saturate the targeted areas with both structural and non-structural BMPs, in order to maximize significant and quantifiable water quality results.

Project Manager
First Name
Troy
Last Name
Kuphal
Organization Name
Scott SWCD
Street Address
7151 190th St W Ste 125
City
Jordan
State
MN
Zip Code
55352
Phone
952-492-5425
Email
tkuphal@co.scott.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp