Upper Buffalo River Sediment Reduction Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$328,159
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Becker SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(b)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$328,159
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$328,159
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1,386 tons of sediment/yr and 1184 lbs of phosphorus/yr

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Becker SWCD are: Eugene Pavelko, Jerome Flottemesch, Kathy Stenger, Tony Beck, Travis Schauer
Project Overview

The Upper Buffalo River Sediment Reduction Project area lies in the first major land use transition within the buffalo's flowage, where intact forests and modestly developed lakes give way to altered hydrology and tilled fields of highly productive soils near the top of the Red River Basin. This abrupt change in land use within the watershed is directly linked to stream impairments within the project area. The project will result in two grade stabilization structures, 26 water and sediment control basins, 3 grassed waterways and roughly 25 acres of filter strips and/or critical area plantings that will yield an estimated 44% reduction of sediment loading, surpassing the established 41% sediment reduction goals for the Upper Buffalo River watershed.

Project Manager
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Mead
Organization Name
Becker SWCD
Phone
218-846-7360
Email
pemead@co.becker.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp