Reducing Nutrients to Hydes Lake
(d) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for technical assistance and grants for the conservation drainage program in consultation with the Drainage Work Group, created under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13, that consists of projects to retrofit existing drainage systems with water quality improvement practices, evaluate outcomes, and provide outreach to landowners, public drainage authorities, drainage engineers and contractors, and others.
Project Outputs:Installation of a bioreactor - Hydes Lake Installation of shoreline restorations on Hydes Lake - Hydes Lake Identify and install a water treatment structure between Hydes Lake and Patterson Lake. - Hydes Lake Proposed Reductions:233 lbs/year Phosphorus
This project achieved an estimated 111 lbs/yr nitrogen reduction.
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.
Hydes Lake is the headwaters to Carver Creek and is known for its excellent fishery. However, the lake has elevated nutrient levels which lead to poor water quality. A clean up plan for Hydes Lake identified the need to reduce phosphorus loading by 81 percent from watershed sources.
The purpose of this project is to significantly reduce the phosphorus loading into Hydes Lake by installing three projects. The first project will install a bioreactor to treat 60 acres of agricultural land. The second project will identify options to treat high volumes of phosphorus laden water entering the lake from an adjacent sub-watershed. The third project will restore approximately 400 feet of sparsely vegetated shoreline. These projects are estimated to reduce phosphorus by 233 pounds per year. This is a significant fraction of the annual 388 pound phosphorus reduction that is needed.
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;
Bill Thompson - MPCA Project Manager and Research Scientist; Sonia Maassel Jacobsen - Hydraulic Engineer, NRCS; Bruce Henningsgaard - Principal Engineer; William P Anderson - Principal Engineer; Greg Eggers - Drainage Engineer, MN DNR; Jim Solstad - Hydrologist 3; Allan M. Kean - Chief Engineer, BWSR; Adam Birr - Impaired Waters Technical Coordinator;