Protecting Groundwater in the Long Prairie Watershed

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$133,939
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Douglas
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 7
Appropriation Language

(a) $13,750,000 the first year and $13,750,000 the second year are for pollution reduction and restoration grants to local government units and joint powers organizations of local government units to protect 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 (SSTS) projects and stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline restoration projects. The projects must be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with TMDL implementation plans or local water management plans.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$133,939
Other Funds Leveraged
$44,463
Direct expenses
$133,939
Administration costs
$350
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.02
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Upgrade of Existing Noncomplaint Manure Storage Structure - Groundwater, Lake Miltona, Long Prairie River Watershed. Proposed Reductions: 57 lbs/year Nitrogen and 15 lbs/year Phosphorus

Measurable Outcome(s)

Final pollution reduction estimates: 332 mg/L BOD5, 1095 mg/L COD, 57 lbs/yr nitrogen, 265 lbs/yr phosphorus

Source of Additional Funds

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

Project Overview

A family dairy farm in the shoreland area of Lake Miltona has a liquid manure storage area that is not up to standards due to sandy soil and a high water table, increasing the likelihood of groundwater contamination. Lake Miltona is connected to the Alexandria Area Chain of Lakes and ultimately the water ends up in the Long Praire River. Groundwater impacts to the Long Prairie River have the potential to be significant. The Long Prairie River is impaired for low dissolved oxygen and a pollution reduction study has listed nitrogen reduction as a critical way to improve oxygen levels in the river. Animal waste is one common source of nitrogen.
This project will result in a new manure containment structure. This structure will prevent manure contaminated water from entering the groundwater. This structure will also allow for a more consistent nutrient product which will improve the producer's ability to manage manure land applications, thus further protecting water resources.

Project Manager
First Name
Jerome
Last Name
Haggenmiller
Organization Name
Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
900 Robert Street, Suite 102
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56315
Phone
(320) 763-3191 x3
Email
jerome.haggenmiller@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

The 20-member BWSR board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens. Members are appointed by the governor of the state of Minnesota consistent with Minnesota Statutes 103B.101. Board members at the time the grant was made were: County Commissioner Appointees: Quentin Fairbanks; Tom Loveall; Brian Napstad; Soil and Water Conservation District Appointees: Paul Langseth, Louise Smallidge and Bob Burandt; Watershed District or Watershed Management Organization Appointees: Gene Tiedemann, LuAnn Tolliver and Todd Foster; Citizen Appointees: Paul Brutlag ; Gerald Van Amburg; John Meyer; Cities & Townships: Sandy Hooker -Township; Christy Jo Fogarty -Metro City; Keith Mykleseth -Non-Metro City; Agency: Chris Elvrum - Minnesota Department of Health; Rebecca Flood - Pollution Control Agency; Tom Landwehr - Department of Natural Resources; Matt Wohlman - Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Faye Sleeper - Minnesota Extension Service;

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Robert L. Sip -MDA Environmental Policy Specialist; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator; Nick Proulx -DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Norman R. Mofjeld -MDA Hydrologist P.G. Well Management Section;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp