Minnesota's Legacy

All Projects

Showing 1 - 40 of 52 | Export projects
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in in the 67 counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source

Little Rock Lake experiences severe algae blooms due to excess phosphorus and these blooms are the worst known regionally. The goal of this project is to reduce algae blooms, improve water clarity, and avoid risk of drinking water contamination. The project will result in installing one farmer nutrient management project , four cover crops, two lakeshore buffer strips, six septic systems that also demonstrated an imminent threat to public health, six erosion control projects , one wetland restored, and one feedlot runoff control system.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source

These funds will be utilized in cost-share for landowners to install Agricultural Best Management Practices following Little Rock Lake TMDL Implementation Plan. Example of projects include Feedlot Improvements, Waste Storage Facilities, Erosion Control BMPs, Filter Strips and Streambank Stabilizations. An estimated 830 pounds per year of phosphorus and 800 tons of sediment will be reduced annually.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
Area 6 - South Central Technical Service Area
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

South Central Technical Service Area (SCTSA) will use this Clean Water Fund grant to provide Soil and Water Conservation Districts and other local organizations in its eleven-county area with a Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician to assist in using available GIS information to target specific locations where Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be installed to help improve water quality.

Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Nicollet
Renville
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Blue Earth County
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to reduce the number of vulnerable unused wells located within sensitive areas and to prevent potential groundwater contamination. Most Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Unused and improperly sealed wells can serve as an open conduit to groundwater aquifers, allowing surface water runoff, contaminated water or improperly disposed waste to reach an uncontaminated aquifer. Properly sealing unused and improperly sealed wells is a preventive practice that protects groundwater aquifers from contamination.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Blue Earth County
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$69,000
Fund Source

With limited funds and limited staff time available for targeting critical service areas and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs), Geographic Information System (GIS)-based tools that pinpoint locations where BMPs will have the highest effectiveness are increasingly important. The Blue Earth County/SWCD Watershed Implementation Targeting project will utilize LiDAR topographic data to determine areas of high importance for BMP implementation. The county is located in the Blue Earth, LeSueur, Watonwan and Middle Minnesota watersheds where there is a high density of impaired waters.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Blue Earth County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,000
Fund Source

This project will conduct Inventory and Inspection of four drainage ditches in Blue Earth County: JD116, CD5, CD86 and CD56. The inventory of these drainage ditches is important in order to identify where erosion, sediment and/or nutrients contribute substantially to water quality degradation. The project will also prioritize sites for future side inlet control, buffer strip implementation, and/or storage and treatment implementation.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Blue Earth County SWCD
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$374,500
Fund Source

The purpose of this project is to reduce phosphorus loading to Crystal Lake transported primarily through County Ditch 56. Crystal Lake is listed on MPCA's 303d listing for phosphorus impairment. Increased phosphorus levels have caused toxic algal blooms, reducing its appeal to recreationalists and economic draw for the City of Lake Crystal. This project will directly address phosphorus sources from agricultural land.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,575
Fund Source

This site has been monitored for several years due to past storm events causing flood waters that impacted State Highway 371 and Belle Prairie housing developments. This site is contributing large amounts of sediment and is one of the worst erosion sites identified along the Mississippi River in Morrison County.

Morrison
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,400
Fund Source

Little Rock Creek, a cold-water trout stream in central Minnesota, is impaired due to the lack of trout and other cold water fish. The trout are absent because of high water temperatures, low dissolved oxygen and high nitrate levels, stressors caused from a lack of base flow and overuse of groundwater. This project continues a 2011 initiative to assist irrigators in the Little Rock Creek groundwater recharge area with managing the timing and amount of irrigation applied to their crops.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$227,500
Fund Source

The Little Rock Lake Total Maximum Daily Load study has identified areas in the watershed where phosphorus reduction is needed and what best management practices need to be applied. This is a coordinated implementation effort with Benton and Morrison Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Little Rock Lake Association, the livestock industry and other partners to install best management practices at numerous sites to continue cleaning up Little Rock Lake.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,250
Fund Source

The Morrison County Board has stepped up their efforts to examine septic compliance for any septic not inspected within five years. They assigned the Local Water Plan task force to develop a pilot plan to show how it would work and whether further enforcement action is appropriate.

Morrison
Recipient
Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$301,200
Fund Source

The Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance (GBERBA) along with Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Counties, landowners, and drainage authorities in the ten member counties will install conservation drainage practices to improve water quality. 103E drainage systems with documented sediment or water quality issues are the focus with the goal of installing 52 practices such as improved side inlets (grade stabilization structures), alternative tile inlets, denitrifying bioreactors, saturated buffers, storage wetlands and others.

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
City of Amboy
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,016
Fund Source

Wiring of new generator, Pour concrete slab, and natural gas hook ups

Blue Earth
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Remove concrete, fill annular space with grout, fabricate well head, paint interior piping, reinstall pump, motor and drop pipe to stop potential source of contamination from entering city wells.

Morrison
Recipient
School Sisters of Notre Dame
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,278
Fund Source

Construct a fence around well pump, chlorinator and water tower.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Rapidan Development Co.
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$877
Fund Source

Remove submersible pump and pipe, grouter set up, pumping 15 bags portland cement

Blue Earth
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,046
Fund Source

Seal abandoned well #9, unique well number 269273 within the DWSMA

Morrison
Recipient
City of Amboy
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Purchase and install generator

Blue Earth
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,593
Fund Source

Irrigate its clarified effluent from Lime storage pond #6 instead of discharging to Mississippi River

Morrison
Recipient
City of Royalton
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Well site study
Morrison
Recipient
Harding Sportsmen Bar and Grill
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,110
Fund Source
Construct a new well; Seal existing well
Morrison
Recipient
City of Mankato
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Purchase and installation of a CarboLyser UV raw water monitor at the Mankato treatment plant
Blue Earth
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,296
Fund Source
Determine location and status of unused unsealed wells within the DWSMA; Publish info on wellhead protection on local website
Morrison
Recipient
Knollwood Mobile Home Park
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,313
Fund Source
Seal the existing well
Blue Earth
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,178
Fund Source
Exploratory work to identify abandoned municipal wells and sealing of these wells
Morrison
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Drill pilot wells to locate alternative water supply; Drill 4 test wells near Little Falls Fire Hall to check water quality and quantity
Morrison
Recipient
Rich Prairie Sewer and Water District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Seal 4 wells; Install fence around RPSWD wells
Morrison
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,475
Fund Source
Sonic drilling and sealing abandoned well #8
Morrison
Recipient
Boomerang Bar
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,092
Fund Source
Install treatment - nitrate reduction system
Morrison
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,475
Fund Source
Grout annular space of Well #8
Morrison
Recipient
City of Randall
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,841
Fund Source
Drill test wells to determine location of new well due to nitrate contamination
Morrison
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,676
Fund Source
Locate potential abandoned municipal wells; Seal wells
Morrison
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Install raw water piping from the new well field to the treatment plant
Morrison
Recipient
City of Little Falls
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,945
Fund Source
Seal annular space around well #4
Morrison
Recipient
Tiny's Tavern
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,997
Fund Source
Replace water softening system and add nitrate reduction system.
Morrison
Recipient
City of Randall
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,957
Fund Source

Find site and develop well for city residents. Drill two test wells, supply and install well screen for two test wells, and grout, log and sample two wells.

Morrison
Recipient
Mankato Public Utilities
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,852
Fund Source

Lab accreditation for nitrate analysis; nitrate monitoring program

Blue Earth