Using Wetland Creation and Natural Stream Channel Restoration to Provide Water Quality Improvement and Protection for the South Branch Cascade Creek

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Olmsted SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Olmsted
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$100,000
Direct expenses
$400,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.26
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The purpose of this project is to construct wetland basins on the Meadow Lake Golf Course to provide water quality improvement on a previously untreated branch that flows into the upper end of Cascade Creek. The wetland basins created will provide stormwater treatment, sediment storage and flood attenuation that will complement the overall South Branch of Cascade Creek project.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Olmsted SWCD are: Andy Hart, Claron Krogness, John Keefe, Paul Uecker, Steve Connelly
Project Overview

The South Branch of Cascade Creek Turbidity Reduction Project will construct three wetland retention structures within the upper half of the watershed for water quality improvement including sediment reduction, flood attenuation and wildlife habitat improvement. The project will construct wetland basins on the Meadow Lake Golf Course to provide water quality improvement on a previously untreated branch that flows into the upper end of the stream channel restoration project. The funds will also allow us to provide additional stormwater attenuation for a branch of the creek that is primarily developed and very flashy, thus having the potential, without treatment, to damage the current restoration project in progress.

Project Manager
First Name
Skip
Last Name
Langer
Organization Name
Olmsted SWCD
Street Address
2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55904
Phone
507-328-7130
Email
skip.langer@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp