Reducing Nutrients to Hydes Lake

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Carver Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

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.

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

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;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 7
Appropriation Language

(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.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project achieved an estimated 111 lbs/yr nitrogen reduction.

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 Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Carver Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
11360 Hwy 212, Suite 6
Zip Code
(952) 466-5235
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767