Lower MN River Targeted Water Quality BMP Implementation Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Scott SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Scott
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$41,559
Direct expenses
$125,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.26
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in constructing on-the-ground conservation practices in the targeted watersheds and near channel sources. Practices will include grade control structures, grass and lined waterways, water and sediment control basins, filter strips, native grasses/prairie, lakeshore and streambank stabilization, and alternative tile intakes.

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 builds on the momentum of previous Clean Water Fund grants in making significant and quantifiable sediment, nutrient and runoff volume reductions to address the turbidity, dissolved oxygen and other impairments of the Lower Minnesota River (LMR). These water quality improvements will be achieved by constructing on-the-ground conservation best management practices (BMPs) in the targeted watersheds -including specifically Sand and Roberts Creek - and near channel sources. Practices will include grade control structures, grass and lined waterways, water and sediment control basins, filter strips, native grasses/prairie, lakeshore and streambank stabilization, and alternative tile intakes.Practices funded will: 1) have a relatively high benefit relative to cost; b) minimize or eliminate nonpoint pollution from locations that have been targeted based on environmental sensitivity and/or load contribution; and 3) have 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