Lower Otter Tail River Gully Stabilization Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$185,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Wilkin SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b) (BWSR Projects and Practices 2018)
Appropriation Language

$6,882,000 the first year and $12,618,000 the second year are 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.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$185,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$185,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

According to the PTMapp, when all 20 gullies are stabilized, Sediment Load will be reduced by 850 tons per year, Total Phosphorus will be reduced by 786 pounds per year, and Total Nitrogen will be reduced by 168 pounds per year. The sediment reduction associated with this project is 12 percent of the 6,868 tons per year goal set by the Lower Otter Tail River TMDL plan.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Wilkin SWCD are: Dan Swedlund, Jared Nordick, Karlo Etten, Pam Hendrickson, Ross Aigner
Project Details

The Wilkin Soil and Water Conservation District will partner with the Buffalo Red River Watershed District and the Natural Resource Conservation Service to stabilize 20 high priority gullies contributing sediment to the turbidity impaired Lower Otter Tail River. When all 20 gullies are stabilized, sediment will be reduced by 850 tons per year, total Phosphorus will be reduced by 786 pounds per year, and total Nitrogen will be reduced by 168 pounds per year. The sediment reduction associated with this project is 12 percent of the 6,868 tons per year goal.

Project Manager
First Name
Donald
Last Name
Bajumpaa
Organization Name
Wilkin SWCD
Street Address
1150 Hwy 75 N
City
Breckenridge
State
MN
Zip Code
56520
Phone
218-643-2933
Email
dbajumpaa@co.wilkin.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer