Minnesota's Legacy

Metro Sub-Watershed Analysis (SWA)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 4 - Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Scott
Scott
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$21,038
Direct expenses
$84,152
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in the development of the PTMapp in impaired watersheds in Nicollet County.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This goal of this project was to provide services to partners in all eleven metro counties during the completion of 22 additional SWAs. SWAs are most often completed in conjunction with local partners who provide matching funds. In all cases, SWAs are completed in cooperation with a local implementing entity to directly address the goals of approved plans. This programmatic structure has strengthened partnerships between SWCDs and other local implementing entities such as watershed districts, county departments, cities, and lake improvement districts.

SWA Host Amin and SWA Fiscal Agent Activities are completed.

The following 18 SWAs were completed:
SWCDProject
AnokaPleasure Creek
AnokaSpringbrook
CarverBluff Creek
CarverLake Waconia
ChisagoLID Chain of Lakes
ChisagoRush
DakotaTrout Brook
HennepinArdmore
IsantiGreen Lake SWA
IsantiBlue Lake SWA
RamseyPleasant/Charley/Deep
RamseySouth Bald Eagle
ScottW Upper Spring Lake
SherburneBlue Lake SWA
SherburneLake Orono
WashingtonMahtomedi SWA
WashingtonStillwater Direct
WrightGranite Lake
WrightSugar Lake

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

Ensuring natural resource practitioners are applying state-of-the-art approaches is the best way to achieve optimum Best Management Practice (BMP) selection, design, and placement in the landscape, thereby maximizing Clean Water Fund (CWF) benefits. To that end, it is critical to train new staff, create modeling protocols for new BMPs, refine and calibrate models, and test ever-advancing modeling applications. The Metro Conservation District's (MCD) Sub-Watershed Analysis (SWA) program provides these capacity-building services and united efforts across 11 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).

The SWA program has had quantifiable impact on water quality improvement efforts. During the first 36 months of funding, this process resulted in 63 analyses completed or underway and identified over 4,000 site-specific BMPs. Many CWF project grant applications are the result of SWAs propelling cost-effective projects onto local priority lists.

MCD will analyze an additional 22 subwatersheds that contribute to the degradation of locally-identified high priority water resources. The analyses will identify the location and estimated cost/benefit relationship for BMPs, evolve with new technology, and share discoveries metro-wide.

Project Manager
First Name
Troy
Last Name
Kuphal
Organization Name
Area 4 - Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area
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