Middle Sauk River Protection Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$258,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Sauk River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
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
$258,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$72,650
Direct expenses
$258,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.37
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a reduction of approximately 380 tons of sediment and 385 pounds of phosphorus per year to the Sauk River by addressing stream bank erosion and overland field erosion.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Sauk River WD are: Duane Willenbring, Gary Barber, Gene Rasmusen, Jason Scherping, Larry Kuseske, Lee Bautch, Tim Hagemeier, Tyler Carlson
Project Details

Current water quality data indicates that the middle reach of the Sauk River is near impairment conditions for turbidity and excessive nutrients. The goal of the Middle Sauk River Protection Project is to reduce nutrient and sediment loads by increasing the implementation of cover crops, field erosion control practices, and riparian restoration. This project will result in a reduction of approximately 380 tons of sediment and 385 pounds of phosphorus per year to the Sauk River by addressing stream bank erosion and overland field erosion.

Project Manager
First Name
Lynn
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
Sauk River WD
Street Address
524 4th St
City
Sauk Centre
State
MN
Zip Code
56378
Phone
320-352-2231
Email
lynn@srwdmn.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer