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Recipient
Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Community Arts Support

Beltrami
Benton
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Mille Lacs
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Recipient
Great River Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,104
Community Arts Support
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Anoka
Morrison
Todd
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Community Arts Support
Beltrami
Benton
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,246
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Barr Engineering Company developed maps and supporting information to characterize the relationship between surface waters and groundwater, identifying surface waters most likely to be impacted by groundwater withdrawals in the region. This project also provided guidance on effective resource monitoring strategies and costs for each type of surface water feature.

Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Short Elliott Hendrickson
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$145,003
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$193,803
Fund Source

The State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Clean Water Fund appropriation identified the northeast metro as an area where potential solutions are needed to address emerging water supply issues. The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with S.E.H. consultants, evaluated water supply approaches to serve the northeastern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A subregional study areas was selected based on the indication of potential problems with the long-term sustainability of current water supplies, as well as expressed interest by community stakeholders.

Anoka
Chisago
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,429
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,493
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,831
Fund Source

The State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Clean Water Fund appropriation identified the northeast metro as an area where potential solutions are needed to address emerging water supply issues. Three projects are underway to identify the advantages and disadvantages of combining water supply systems, using new water supply sources such as treated water from Saint Paul Regional Water Services or raw water from the Mississippi or St. Croix rivers, and optimizing groundwater pumping to protect water levels in White Bear Lake and other lakes across the northeast metro.

Anoka
Chisago
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/CDM
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,695
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,773
Fund Source

Working with Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM) evaluated the feasibility of using stormwater runoff for irrigation and other purposes that traditionally rely on potable water. Effective implementation of stormwater reuse practices can lower demands on drinking water supplies and reduce impacts from aquifer decline, while simultaneously reducing mass loading of pollutants to surface waters.

Statewide
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Minnesota Geological Survey
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,226
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,138
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Geological Survey collected information and conducted an assessment of the hydraulic properties and chemistry of selected aquifers in the metro area. This project greatly improves the accessibility of existing data, which were previously available only in scattered paper reports. A robust database of groundwater age, aquifer hydraulic conductivity and groundwater chemistry data was developed to make the information easily accessible to water resource managers.

Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,181
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,850
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Geological Survey evaluated the vulnerability of glacial aquifers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The project improved upon previous vulnerability assessments by incorporating a substantial amount of new aquifer property information and blending methods previously used by the Minnesota Departments of Health and Natural Resources. The result is a consistent vulnerability assessment across the metropolitan area based on the most up-to-date information available.

Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Project Trio residency and performance
Washington
Dakota
Ramsey
Anoka
Sherburne
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Stearns
Todd
Morrison
Benton
Recipient
Paramount Arts Resource Trust AKA Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Kantorei 25th Anniversary Concert
Benton
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Morrison
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Casebold and Smith
Stearns
Benton
Wright
Goodhue
Ramsey
Hennepin
Scott
St. Louis
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000

Project Grant

Stearns
Sherburne
Benton
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Recipient
CentraCare Health Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,200
Project Grant
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Wright
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
McLeod
St. Louis
Crow Wing
Recipient
Millstream Arts Festival, Inc. AKA Millstream Arts Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Project Grant
Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Morrison
Douglas
Chisago
Anoka
Kanabec
St. Louis
Todd
Isanti
Carver
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Wabasha
Itasca
Rice
Recipient
Great River Chorale
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,791
Project Grant
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Hennepin
Ramsey
Anoka
Morrison
Todd
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Great River Educational Arts Theatre AKA GREAT Theatre
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Project Grant
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Morrison
Todd
Pope
Kandiyohi
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Recipient
Cokato Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Project Grant
Wright
Meeker
McLeod
Hennepin
Stearns
Kandiyohi
Carver
Sherburne
Recipient
Dassel-Cokato Community Education
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Project Grant
Wright
Meeker
McLeod
Hennepin
Stearns
Carver
Dakota
Anoka
Sherburne
Kandiyohi
Sherburne
Ramsey
Recipient
Great River Educational Arts Theatre AKA GREAT Theatre
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Project Grant
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Meeker
McLeod
Kandiyohi
Morrison
Todd
Crow Wing
Pope
Swift
Douglas
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Project Grant

Benton
Benton
Stearns
Wright
Ramsey
Scott
Carver
Kandiyohi
Mille Lacs
Todd
Morrison
Pope
Anoka
St. Louis
Brown
Hennepin
Clay
Recipient
Great Northern Theatre Company
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000

Project Grant

Stearns
Benton
Sherburne
Wright
Meeker
Morrison
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Steele
Steele
Becker
Isanti
Scott
McLeod
Wadena
Todd
Anoka
Carver
Goodhue
Olmsted
Dakota
Watonwan
Watonwan
Nicollet
Cass
Kandiyohi
Lake
Douglas
Beltrami
Ramsey
Recipient
The Saint John's Boys' Choir
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Project Grant

Isanti
Washington
Wright
Hennepin
Sherburne
Pipestone
McLeod
Stearns
Mille Lacs
Scott
Meeker
Le Sueur
Kandiyohi
Benton
Douglas
Morrison
Todd
Pope
Kanabec
Crow Wing
Becker
Recipient
Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$930
Computer Hardware and Software
Benton
Sherburne
Wright
Meeker
Kandiyohi
Pope
Douglas
Todd
Morrison
Stearns
Recipient
Metropolitan Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,549
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,308
Fund Source

Regional recharge modeling with the Twin Cities daily soil water balance (SWB) model has been a fundamental part of the Metropolitan Council’s groundwater flow modeling effort and supports the Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan. The SWB model is used to evaluate the impact of planned and potential land use and climate on recharge in the eleven-county metropolitan area, and supports the ongoing update of the regional groundwater flow model.

Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,789
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,416
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,495
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,662
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,698
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,377
Fund Source

State law charges the Metropolitan Council (Council) with developing and maintaining a base of technical information needed for sound water supply decisions (Minnesota Statutes 473.1565). The Council’s primary tool to provide this information is the Metro Model 2, a regional groundwater model capable of predicting the impacts of planned water demand on aquifers and connected lakes and streams. The Metro Model 2 is a modern and comprehensive groundwater model of the Twin Cities area, but it is currently out-of-date.

Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/CDM Smith
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,694
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,006
Fund Source

The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with CDM Smith and HKGi consultants, reorganized and expanded the water conservation tools on the water supply planning pages of the Metropolitan Council’s website. The revised toolbox was organized into an online, web-based guide format. These tools are supplemented with fact sheets and case studies that serve to educate and provide useful information to support water conservation programs and activities.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine