Southern Minnesota Lakes Restoration

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$463,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Le Sueur County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 05d
Appropriation Language

$463,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for an agreement with Le Sueur County to install shoreland and agricultural best management practices to improve water quality for up to 14 lakes in a tri-county area in southern Minnesota. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2016, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$463,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$463,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
5.65
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Description of Funds
ENRTF
Project Overview

Lakes and streams located in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Waseca Counties provide important public benefits such as hydrologic storage, economic and recreational opportunities, and regional water quality improvement. However, several of the lakes and streams have been listed as impaired because of excess nutrients and sediment from runoff. Le Sueur County is using this appropriation to install shoreland and agricultural best management practices such as wetland enhancements, infiltration basins, stream restoration, and native plantings to improve the water quality of up to 11 lakes in the region.

Project Manager
First Name
Joshua
Last Name
Mankowski
Organization Name
Le Sueur County
Street Address
88 Park Ave S
City
Le Center
State
MN
Zip Code
56057
Phone
(507) 357-8540
Email
jmankowski@co.le-sueur.mn.us