Trout Brook Urban Stream Restoration - Phase II

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$695,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
St. Paul, City of
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$695,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$400,000
Direct expenses
$695,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.02
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will harvest storm water from the Trout Brook Interceptor storm sewer, remove sediment, and daylight the water to the surface stream and is anticipated to reduce phosphorus loading by 96 pounds per year, nitrogen by 960 pounds per year, and sediment by 16 tons per year. This restoration project also provides aquatic and terrestrial habitat in 1 of only 2 designated Metro Conservation Corridors within Saint Paul.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for St. Paul, City of are:
Project Overview

At almost 4,000 acres, Trout Brook is the largest subwatershed in the Capitol Region Watershed District and the City of Saint Paul. The restored stream is part of the 42 acre Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary project, whose goal is to return the area back to some resemblance of its pre-industrialized valley of stream floodplain and wetlands. Monitoring results within the corridor show that phosphorus, sediments, bacteria, lead and copper are the pollutants of most concern. The pollution sources directed to the Trout Brook Interceptor storm sewer include runoff from heavy industrial, commercial, transportation, and residential areas. This project will harvest storm water from the TBI, remove sediment, and daylight the water to the surface stream. By redirecting storm water from the TBI through the lift station, ponds and stream complex, the complete restoration project is anticipated to reduce phosphorus loading by 96 pounds per year, nitrogen by 960 pounds per year, and sediment by 16 tons per year. This restoration project also provides aquatic and terrestrial habitat in one of only two designated Metro Conservation Corridors within Saint Paul.

Project Manager
First Name
Kathleen
Last Name
Anglo
Organization Name
St. Paul, City of
Phone
651-266-6368
Email
kathleen.anglo@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp