Minnesota's Legacy

Moody Lake Wetland Rehabilitation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$429,284
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Comfort Lake-Forest Lake WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Chisago
Washington
Chisago
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$429,284
Other Funds Leveraged
$108,093
Direct expenses
$429,284
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.13
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Total phosphorus and soluble reactive phosphorus are the pollutants of concern addressed by this project., which will reduce total phosphorus by an estimated 445 lbs/yr.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Comfort Lake-Forest Lake WD are: Jackie Anderson, Jackie McNamara, Jon Spence, Stephen Schmaltz, Wayne Moe
Project Overview

Moody Lake is the headwaters of the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District northern flow network, and as such, its water quality sets the stage for downstream waters, particularly Bone Lake, Comfort Lake, the Sunrise River, and ultimately Lake St. Croix. A multi-year diagnostic and implementation feasibility study was conducted in the Moody Lake watershed to prioritize nutrient sources, target cost-effective BMPs, and estimate the measurable phosphorus reductions that will be achieved through implementation of these projects. Through this process, the District was able to eliminate the targeting of BMPs in two-thirds of the watershed which was not found to be a phosphorus problem, and focused the targeting of BMPs at specific locations within the remaining one-third of the watershed known to be a phosphorus problem. In addition, the District is implementing the three proposed wetland rehabilitations systematically in order from upstream to downstream and then from less intensive to more intensive treatment. Three phases of winter wetland rehabilitation implementation are proposed, followed by spring and summer monitoring to determine the effectiveness of each implementation phase and whether proceeding to the next phase of implementation is necessary to achieve the phosphorus reduction goal. Rehabilitating the degraded wetlands in the northwest portion of the watershed is expected to achieve 80% of the watershed phosphorus load reductions needed for Moody Lake to meet water quality standards.

Project Manager
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Kinney
Organization Name
Comfort Lake-Forest Lake WD
Street Address
44 Lake Street South
City
Forest Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
55025
Phone
651-209-9753
Email
michael.kinney@clflwd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp