South Branch Wild Rice Sediment Reduction Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$257,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Becker SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$257,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$153,090
Direct expenses
$257,000
Administration costs
$1,151
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.04
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The South Branch Wild Rice Sediment Reduction Project will implement 45 erosion control structures and 40 acres of filter strips to reduce sediment loading to the South Branch of the Wild Rice River in Becker County. Fully implemented, this project stands to reduce sediment loads leaving the project area by 26% and reduce TSS in the Lower Wild Rice River by 7%.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Becker SWCD are: Eugene Pavelko, Jerome Flottemesch, Kathy Stenger, Tony Beck, Travis Schauer
Project Overview

The South Branch Wild Rice Sediment Reduction Project will implement 45 erosion control structures and 40 acres of filter strips to reduce sediment loading to the South Branch of the Wild Rice River in Becker County. Sediment leaving the project area contributes to water quality impairments downstream where Total Suspended Solids (TSS) are affecting aquatic life and aquatic recreation. This project is projected to reduce sediment loads leaving the project area by 26% and reduce TSS in the Lower Wild Rice River by 7%.

Project Manager
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Mead
Organization Name
Becker SWCD
Phone
218-846-7360
Email
pemead@co.becker.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp