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Thief River Falls Streambank Stabilization Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Pennington SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The three streambank stabilization projects would reduce 385 tons of sediment per year and 367 pounds of
phosphorus per year. The average cost effectiveness is $1,250 per ton per year of sediment and $1,351 per
pound per year for phosphorus.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Pennington SWCD are: Brenda Szymanski, Grant Nelson, Greg Hilgeman, Linda Hanson, Ricky Peterson
Project Overview

Three streambank stabilization projects have been identified as high priority projects in the Thief River Falls Water Quality Study completed in 2017. The proposal will use a combination of bendway weirs, toe protection by building a floodplain bench and live stake plantings. It has been estimated that a total of 385 tons per year of sediment from these three locations is entering the river contributing to the impairment downstream.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pennington SWCD
Street Address
201 Sherwood Ave S
Thief River Falls
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp