Minnesota's Legacy

Swan River Headwaters Clean Water Fund

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,158
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Todd SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2011
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Todd
Todd
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2009, Chapter 172, Article 2, Section 6 (c)
Appropriation Language

(c) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000 the second year are for nonpoint source pollution reduction and restoration grants to watershed districts, watershed management organizations, counties, and soil and water conservation districts for grants in addition to grants available under paragraphs (a) and (b) to keep water on the land and to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams, and to protect groundwater and drinking water. The projects must be of long-lasting public benefit, include a local match, and be consistent with TMDL implementation plans or local water management plans. Up to five percent may be used for administering the grants. (2011 - Clean Water Assistance)

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,158
Other Funds Leveraged
$50,789
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The overall goal of this project is to improve water quality within the watershed and continue to keep the Swan River meeting state water quality standards. Success of this project will be measured by load reduction calculations and water quality data that is collected by the lake associations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A total of 18 best management practices were installed in the Swan River Watershed reducing BOD5 by 125 pounds and feedlot phosphorus by 5 pounds per year. In addition, there was a total of 15 shoreland practices installed preventing 6,665 gallons of storm water, 229 pounds of phosphorus, 635 tons of sediment entering four lakes in the watershed.

Project Overview

Residents in the Swan River Watershed have become increasingly concerned with their surface water quality. In an effort to reduce excess sediments and pollutants from entering surface waters, the Todd Soil and Water Conservation District will be identifying land owners in priority areas and working with them to install best management practices on lakeshore properties and feedlots within the watershed.Planned projects include: shoreland stabilization and restoration, river and lake bank stabilization, storm water controls, native plantings and livestock waste management projects. Construction work on these projects will begin in the Spring of 2011 and will be completed by Winter 2012.The overall goal of this project is to improve water quality within the watershed and continue to keep the Swan River meeting state water quality standards. Success of this project will be measured by load reduction calculations and water quality data that is collected by the lake associations.

Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Piekarski
Organization Name
Todd SWCD
Phone
(320) 732-2644 x3
Competitive Grant Making Body
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp