Skunk Creek Watershed Sediment Reduction

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$414,830
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Carlton SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2020
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b) (BWSR Projects and Practices 2018)
Appropriation Language

$6,882,000 the first year and $12,618,000 the second year are for grants to protect and restore 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 projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$414,830
Other Funds Leveraged
$104,000
Direct expenses
$414,830
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will reduce 226 tons of sediment per year from entering a sediment impaired stream, open 12.6 miles of a cold water trout stream previously unavailable for habitat, and stabilize soil erosion associated with the slumping stream bank.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Carlton SWCD are: Barbara Dahl, H. Merrill Loy, Jim Nynas, Kim Samuelson, Mark Thell
Project Details

The Skunk Creek Watershed Sediment Reduction project addresses two major erosion problems on the Sediment Impaired Skunk Creek: Stabilize a slump area and remove a legacy structure causing very high erosion at the pipe outlet. In addition to reducing erosion, this project will reconnect coastal brook trout habitat to a naturally cold and healthy stream currently impassable due to the pipe structure. This project will reduce 226 tons of sediment per year, open 12.6 miles of a cold water trout stream, and stabilize soil erosion associated with the slumping stream bank.

Project Manager
First Name
Melanie
Last Name
Bomier
Organization Name
Carlton SWCD
Phone
218-384-3891
Email
melanie.bomier@carltonswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer