Quarry Creek Collaborative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Scott County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
May 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Value mid-point of range from RUSLE and bank regression rates) in feas study, available on request.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 185 lb. of phosphorus per year, 1,115 tons of sediment per year, and 294 fewer tons of soil lost annually.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Scott County are: Barbara Marschall, Jerry Hennen, Joe Wagner, Jon Ulrich, Tom Wolf
Project Overview

This project will reduce sediment to the Minnesota River, control erosion and reduce sedimentation in a local DNR Protected Water and protect private land and public infrastructure. The County Road (CR) 6 ravine (Quarry Creek) cuts through the Minnesota River valley bluff in Blakeley Township. Active channel incision and erosion within the ravine has caused large amounts of sediment to be deposited under the bridge at CR 6 such that the road is frequently flooded and sediment has to be removed several times a year. The accumulated sediment is course particulate with most of the suspended sediment going into the Minnesota River immediately downstream.

Goals of the project are to:
- Reduce sediment export to the Minnesota River
- Reduce sediment maintenance needs at CR6
- Control property damage to land owners from ravine erosion and headcutting

Addressing erosion and sediment from near channel sources like Quarry Creek is important. MPCA and others have identified near channel areas as the dominant source to the Minnesota River, which in turn dominates sediment sources to the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Scott County
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp