Minnesota's Legacy

Stearns County Ditch 26 Drainage Management

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Sauk River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Multipurpose Drainage Management 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,250
Direct expenses
$25,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.06
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Enhanced drainage inspections

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project has resulted in approximately 25 acre feet per year of stormwater being retained and 3000 tons of sediment and 2400 pounds of phosphorous per year being reduced.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

Stearns County Ditch 26 (CD 26) is a 20 mile channelized section of Getchell Creek, a primary tributary to the Sauk River that is impaired for turbidity, E.coli and aquatic macroinvertebrate bio-assessment. The Stearns County Ditch 26 Drainage Management Project will address the stormwater runoff concerns identified within this public drainage system. Alternative intake structures to manage nutrients and mitigative measures will be taken to retain water on the upland properties and minimize flow rate and velocity. Combined techniques of bioengineering and other innovative techniques will target reductions of upland nutrient contributions through the drainage systems, as well as minimize the effects of sediment contribution to Getchell Creek and the Sauk River. CWF dollars will be utilized to provide financial assistance to landowners for BMP implementation and technical assistance.

Project Manager
First Name
Lynn
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
Sauk River WD
Street Address
524 4th St
City
Sauk Centre
State
MN
Zip Code
56378
Phone
320-352-2231
Email
lynn@srwdmn.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp