Warroad River Inchannel Sedimentation Analysis

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,718
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Warroad WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
Roseau
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,718
Other Funds Leveraged
$18,429
Direct expenses
$73,718
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The outcome of this project will be information and data products that can be used to build a targeted implementation plan to address sediment issues in the Warroad River

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Warroad WD are: Bill Thompson, Gerald Phillipe, Jeff O'Donnell, John Gaukerud, Keith Landin, Loren Horner, Rick Battles
Project Overview

Lake of the Woods (LOW) is a resource with local, regional, state, and international significance and is the second largest lake in Minnesota. Over the past three decades the Warroad River Harbor in LOW has experienced severe sedimentation problems. The sedimentation has led to frequent dredging to remove excess sediment and protect this vital resource. However, it is unsustainable to continue dredging the harbor without also addressing the sources of upstream sediment within the Warroad River watershed. As such, there is a significant need to quantify the sources of sediment and to target specific upstream sediment management practices to address the sediment issues. The proposed project will analyze the in-channel sediment budget of the Warroad River and how it affects the Warroad River harbor area (Reach of Interest (ROI)). The results of this project will supplement the recently completed Sediment Source Assessment Report of the Warroad River (HEI, 2013) which quantified sediment source contribution from overland sources. This project will also build upon work to target projects with measurable benefits to LOW done as part of the LOW Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS). The outcome of this project will be information and data products that can be used to build a targeted implementation plan to address sediment issues in the Warroad River, ultimately resulting in reduced sedimentation within Warroad Harbor and improved water quality within LOW.

Project Manager
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Warroad WD
Street Address
502 - 7th St SW, Ste 8
City
Roseau
State
MN
Zip Code
56751
Phone
763-473-4643
Email
scott.johnson2@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp