Lower Sand Creek Corridor Restoration
This Lower Sand Creek Corridor Restoration Project will reduce 372 tons of sediment and over 300 pounds of phosphorus annually. This will improve instream and riparian habitat by restoring a half-mile corridor of Lower Sand Creek. A combination of bioengineering and hard-armoring practices will stabilize 2,650 feet of eroding stream bank.
$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.
Total suspended solids and total phosphorus load reductions of 372 tons and 316 lbs per year, respectively. Improved habitat and biological integrity as measured by increased MPCA Stream Habitat Assessment scores and macroinvertebrate & fish IBI scores.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS