Pomme de Terre River Watershed 2013 BMP Implementation Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Pomme de Terre River Association
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Otter Tail
Big Stone
Otter Tail
Project Overview

The Pomme de Terre River watershed is located in west central Minnesota and occupies a portion of six counties. For many years surface water quality within the watershed has been a concern to local government. In 1982 the Pomme de Terre River Association Joint Powers Board (JPB) was formed to begin addressing this issue. In 2002 the Pomme de Terre River was placed on the Impaired Waters list for turbidity. The goal of the JPB is to improve the local water resources within the watershed through voluntary efforts and building relationships with local landowners. The JPB will implement conservation practices including rain gardens, streambank and lakeshore restorations, buffers and wetland restorations utilizing Conservation Reserve Program and Wetland Restoration Program sign ups as well as other Federal programs.
A total of 935 acres of buffers and wetlands will be protected and restored, 54 water and sediment control basins, 20 rain gardens, one streambank and lakeshore restoration, and one terrace project will be implemented. This will result in a total of approximately 9891 tons/year of sediment and 10,091 lbs/year of phosphorus being kept from surface waters of the watershed. Each partner of the JPB will utilize local staff familiar with the land and local landowners in their area. Local project promotion, personal contact, and technical expertise of the staff will be utilized to achieve the results.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 10,091 pounds/year and Sediment by 9,891 tons/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 668 lb. of phosphorus per year, 697 tons of sediment per year, and 84 tons of soil lost per year

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Keith Swanson, John Lindquist, Jerry Johnson, Rod Wenstrom, Paul Barsness, Paul Groneberg, Joe Fox, Dave Lonergan, Walter Wulff, Jeanne Ennen, Clinton Schuerman, Jeanne Ennen.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pomme de Terre River Association
Street Address
12 Hwy 28 E Ste 2
Zip Code
(320) 589-4886
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767