Stearns County SWCD Stump and Sagatagan Lakes Subwatershed Stormwater Treatment Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,301
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Stearns SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,301
Other Funds Leveraged
$53,699
Direct expenses
$174,301
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.03
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Calculator Tool used is the BWSR Bio-retention Estimator

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 25 lb. of nitrogen, 4 lb. of phosphorus per year, 53 tons of sediment per year, 1,225 tons of soil loss, and 7 acre-feet of stormwater volume

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Stearns SWCD are: Chuck Uphoff, David Brinkman, David Weller, Larry Salzer, Tom Gregory
Project Overview

The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) Stump and Sagatagan Lakes Subwatershed Stormwater Treatment Projects will retrofit sub-catchment drainage areas on St. John's University (SJU) campus that drain untreated stormwater runoff directly into Stump and Sagatagan Lakes. This area of the region has been identified as ecologically significant by the Nature Conservancy's Eco-Regional Plan and the MN DNR's County Biological Survey. The Stearns County SWCD and SJU environmental staff have identified five sub-catchment watersheds within the campus adjacent to Stump and Sagatagan Lakes that presently have no stormwater treatment.

In all, eight separate stormwater practices will be constructed to treat the areas of runoff from impervious parking lots, sidewalks and buildings. The proposed practices will reduce sediment and nutrient loading, as well as hydrology fluctuations in Stump and Sagatagan Lakes. Both lakes have exceptional water quality for the North Central Hardwood Forest ecoregion and the intention of the project is to provide protection from stormwater impacts.

Project Manager
First Name
Dennis
Last Name
Fuchs
Organization Name
Stearns SWCD
Street Address
110 2nd Street S
City
Waite Park
State
MN
Zip Code
56387
Phone
320-251-7800
Email
dennis.fuchs@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp