Lower Rice Creek Stabilization Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$568,104
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Rice Creek WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Ramsey
Anoka
Ramsey
Project Overview

The Rice Creek Watershed District is proposing to improve water quality and habitat in Locke Lake and Lower Rice Creek by stabilizing stream banks and bluffs on Lower Rice Creek, reducing in-stream erosion and sediment delivery to Locke Lake, and improving in-stream habitat complexity for fish and invertebrates. Eleven bank stabilization practices would be installed over a continuous 5,400-foot reach in Lower Rice Creek. The anticipated outcome of this project is the prevention of 2,874 tons per year of sediment, which is 58% of the sediment reduction goals for Lower Rice Creek.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
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
$568,104
Other Funds Leveraged
$148,826
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Lower Rice Creek Stabilization Project will decrease bank erosion by 4,721 cubic yards per year, reduce
sediment deposition in Locke Lake by 2,874 tons per year, prevent a new TSS impairment, and improve habitat
for fish and invertebrates.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Rice Creek WD are: Barbara Haake, John J Waller, Michael J. Bradley, Patricia Preiner, Steve P. Wagamon
Project Manager
First Name
Matthew
Last Name
Kocian
Organization Name
Rice Creek WD
State
MN
Phone
763-398-3075
Email
mkocian@ricecreek.org
Administered By
Administered by
Location

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone
651- 296-3767