Otter Tail River Streambank Restoration and Protection

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Wilkin SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wilkin
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
$135,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$33,750
Direct expenses
$135,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.09
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project focuses on turbidity caused by suspended sediment. A reduction in sediment load by 440 tons per year is proposed.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Wilkin SWCD are: Dan Swedlund, Jared Nordick, Karlo Etten, Pam Hendrickson, Ross Aigner
Project Overview

This restoration and protection project will reduce the loading of sediment to the Otter Tail River by 440 tons/year. This is about 6.5% of the total reduction needed to meet the goals of the Lower Otter Tail TMDL Implementation Plan. The Otter Tail River downstream of Orwell Dam is impaired due to sediment, with stream bank erosion being the primary contributor. This stream bank restoration will include the installation of woody toe debris benches and the installation of a vegetated slope along a 1,400 foot reach of the river. In addition to the stream bank restoration, a permanent 100 foot wide buffer strip will be established to native grasses along the entire project. The project will be completed in partnership between the Wilkin SWCD, the Buffalo Red River Watershed District and the landowner. When completed, this project will make a significant impact of reducing sediment loading to the Otter Tail River and help meet the goals of the TMDL Plan.

Project Manager
First Name
Donald
Last Name
Bajumpaa
Organization Name
Wilkin SWCD
Street Address
1150 Hwy 75 N
City
Breckenridge
State
MN
Zip Code
56520
Phone
218-643-2933
Email
dbajumpaa@co.wilkin.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp