Minnesota's Legacy

Water Quality Improvement for Clay County Ditches

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$333,590
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Clay
Otter Tail
Wilkin
Becker
Clay
Otter Tail
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07D 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$333,590
Other Funds Leveraged
$83,400
Direct expenses
$333,590
Administration costs
$9,160
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.3
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce phosphorus by 2,730 pounds/year and reduce sediment by 1,942 tons/year.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Gerald L. VanAmburg, Breanna L. Paradeis Kobiela, Curtis M. Nelson, Roger Ellefson, John E. Hanson
Project Overview

The Red River is impaired for turbidity. The level of turbidity is a significant factor in the cost of treatment of drinking water by the City of Moorhead. This water quality improvement project involves the retrofit of Clay County Ditches 9, 32, and 33 just south of the city. The project involves the installation of an estimated 87 side inlet sediment controls and 35 acres of buffer strips. All three of these ditch systems with over 16 miles of County Ditch will be treated for sediment and erosion control with the installation of conservation practices.
Adjacent landowners want to see work completed on the ditch system and are supportive of getting buffers and side inlet controls installed along the system. The Red River of the North will benefit by the proposed project installations along these ditch systems. Together all practices are expected to reduce sediment loading by nearly 2,000 tons/year and Phosphorus loading by 2,700 pounds/year.

Project Manager
First Name
Bruce
Last Name
Albright
Organization Name
Buffalo-Red River Watershed District
Street Address
PO Box 341
City
Barnesville
State
MN
Zip Code
56514
Phone
(218) 354-7710
Email
brrwd@bvillemn.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Bill Thompson-MPCA, Bruce Henningsgaard-MPCA, Mark Dittrich-MDA, Adam Birr-MDA, Greg Eggers-MDNR, Jim Solstad-MDNR,
Gary Feyereison-USDA-ARS, Rick Moore-MSU-M, WRC, Sonia Maassel Jacobsen-NRCS, Tim Gillette-BWSR, Al Kean, BWSR

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp