Upper Porter and Picha Creek Restorations, Scott County

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Scott Watershed Management Organization
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Counties Affected
Project Overview

This project will implement specific projects that address strategies identified in the comprehensive local water management plan and will consist of stabilizing over 3,000 feet of eroding stream channel, eliminating a fish migration barrier, and improving aquatic and riparian habitat by increasing sinuosity, rebuilding the incised channel, and recreating the floodplain in Porter and Picha Creeks; Previous landowner discussions, alternative selection and design alternatives have been accomplished or are in process.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2009, Chapter 172, Article 2, Section 6 (g)
Appropriation Language

(g) $2,330,000 the first year and $1,830,000 the second year are for grants to implement stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline protection, and restoration projects to protect water quality. Of this amount, $330,000 the first year and $330,000 the second year may be used for technical assistance and grants to establish a conservation drainage program in consultation with the Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Drainage Work Group that consists of pilot projects to retrofit existing drainage systems with water quality improvement practices, evaluate outcomes, and provide outreach to landowners, public drainage authorities, drainage engineers and contractors, and others. Of this amount, $500,000 the first year is for a grant to Hennepin County for riparian restoration and stream bank stabilization in the ten primary stream systems in Hennepin County in order to protect, enhance, and help restore the water quality of the streams and downstream receiving waters. The county shall work with watershed districts and water management organizations to identify and prioritize projects. To the extent possible, the county shall employ youth through the Minnesota Conservation Corps and Tree Trust to plant trees and shrubs to reduce erosion and stabilize stream banks. This appropriation must be matched by nonstate sources, including in-kind contributions (2010 - Shoreland Improvement)

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Measurable Outcome(s)

The project included reconstruction or repairs to over 3100 linear feet of Porter and Picha Creeks. The completed project will prevent an estimated 2690 tons per year of sediment from entering Porter and Picha Creeks.

Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767