SD 51 & CD 16 Water Quality Improvement project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Roseau River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
February 2020
End Date
December 2022
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Details

Roseau River Watershed District (RRWD) is initiating a water quality improvement project to reduce sediment contribution from the County Ditch 16 (CD 16) subwatershed. The RRWD in cooperation with landowners, road authorities, and the Roseau SWCD will implement conservation practices on 27 priority sites targeted due to the large volume of sediment they contribute to State Ditch 51 (SD 51). The sites are located along CD 16 which drains directly into SD 51 and were identified through the Prioritize Target Measure Application (PTMApp) as priority concerns needing protection from chronic erosion.
The 27 sites identified contribute 84 tons of sediment annually into SD 51 in accordance with the PTMApp toolbar. The annual sediment yield estimates for the target subwatershed is between 170.05-340.05 tons, according the draft WRAPS report for the Roseau River Watershed. Each of the identified sites constructed would consist of 410 grade stabilization structures preventing head cutting and sediment deposition into the river. The overall budget for this phase of the project is $116,400.00. Project costs consist of engineering, construction, and administrative costs associated with all 27 sites.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Session Laws 2019, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7.
Appropriation Language

[Multipurpose Drainage Management 2020] (j) $850,000 the first year and $850,000 the second year are for technical assistance and grants for the conservation drainage program in consultation with the Drainage Work Group, coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes projects to improve multipurpose water management under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.015.

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Annual sediment yield estimates from this subwatershed are between 170.05 and 340.05 tons. Implementation of proposed practices would remove 84 tons, or 24.7% - 49.4%, of the annual sediment contribution to the Roseau River.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Roseau River WD are: Carter Diesen, Cody Schmalz, Jason Braaten, Leroy Carriere, Tony Wensloff
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Roseau River WD
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767