Phase III Sand Hill River Watershed Multi-County Erosion BMP's

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$364,880
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Polk , East SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Polk
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$364,880
Other Funds Leveraged
$175,000
Direct expenses
$364,880
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.6
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Estimate is based on 80 water and sediment basins

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 1,235 lb. of phosphorus per year, 1,021 tons of sediment per year, and 2,436 fewer tons of soil lost annually.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Polk , East SWCD are: Ben Larson, Bruce Grundyson, David Moulds, Derek Peterson, Kenneth Pederson, Lawrence Vettleson, Mark McWalter, Russ Severson, Scott Balstad
Project Overview

Increases in crop prices have reduced the acreage of land in conservation set-aside programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program and other marginal land use. Significant conversion of grasslands to cultivated agricultural crops has increased the levels of runoff and sedimentation. Phase III of this project addresses the need to protect vulnerable sites by installing water and sediment basins. These basins are earthen embankments built to temporarily detain sediment-laden runoff, allowing sediment to settle out before runoff is discharged.

This is a continuation of work to install 80 water and sediment basins located within the upper reaches of the Sand Hill River Watershed, including portions of Mahnomen, Norman and Polk Counties. These basins are installed on agricultural cropland where erosion exceeds the allowable soil rate. Minimum detention time to store water is 24 hours for a 10-year, 24-hour runoff event.

Project Manager
First Name
Gary
Last Name
Lee
Organization Name
Polk , East SWCD
Street Address
PO Box 57
City
Mcintosh
State
MN
Zip Code
56556
Phone
218-563-2777
Email
gary.lee@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp