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Recipient
Conservation Corps MN & IA
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

The Board of Water and Soil Resources is required to contract with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (formerly Minnesota Conservation Corps), or CCMI, for installation of conservation practices benefitting water quality for at least $500,000 in each year of the 2010-11 biennium. The Board approved reserving the following funds in each year of the biennium to comply with this appropriation:$200,000 from the Runoff Reduction Grants, $200,000 from the Clean Water Assistance Grants, $100,000 from the Shoreland Improvement Grants.

Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure and is not duplicated by any other source of funding.The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,640
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$109,887
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,050
Fund Source

A multi-partner effort has begun to study the amount of nitrate-nitrogen (nitrate) leaching loss that occurs below an agricultural field recently converted from timber land to irrigated row crop production. The landowner has made the property and their staff available to better understand the deep drainage and nitrate leaching dynamics following this type of land use change. This study is unique.

Recipient
Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District, Darren Newville, District Manager, darren.newville@mn.nacdnet.net (218) 631-3195 ext. 3
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,338
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,337
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,500
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,724
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,852
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$114,991
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has signed a Joint Powers Agreement with Wadena County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,578
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,048
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,042
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,400
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,400
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000
Fund Source

The Clay County Drainage Site is designed to evaluate the environmental impact of both surface and subsurface drainage from agricultural fields. This site includes six subsurface plots and one surface runoff plot, each approximately 24 acres in size. Monitoring stations are fully automated and each individual plot is monitored separately.The soils and topography across this demonstration site are virtually identical and represent field characteristics common in the most productive agricultural areas of the Red River Valley.

Recipient
Funding is awarded to projects selected by the evaluation committee. This is a competitive process.
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$662,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$663,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$787,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$788,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

The  goals of the program are to evaluate the effectiveness of agricultural conservation practices, identify underlying processes that affect water quality, and develop technologies to target critical areas of the landscape. Funded projects provide current and accurate scientific data on the environmental impacts of agricultural practices and help to develop or revise agricultural practices that reduce environmental impacts while maintaining farm profitability.

Recipient
Board of Water and Soil Resources
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,729,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,500,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000,000
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$199,726
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$196,480
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$233,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

The Discovery Farms program is a farmer-led effort to gather information on soil and nutrient loss on farms in different settings across Minnesota. The mission of Discovery Farms Minnesota is to gather water quality information under real-world conditions.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,150,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,150,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,020,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,020,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$744,717
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,291
Fund Source

The Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) program identifies environmental contaminants for which current health-based standards currently do not exist or need to be updated, investigate the potential for human exposure to these chemicals, and develop guidance values for drinking water. Contaminants evaluated by CEC staff include contaminants that have been released or detected in Minnesota waters (surface water and groundwater) or that have the potential to migrate to or be detected in Minnesota waters.

Recipient
Gilbert, City of
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,637,888
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet TMDL wasteload requirement

Recipient
University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Recipient
Mankato, City of
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,118,925
Fund Source

Construct collection system for unsewered area and connect to Mankato treatment facility

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,000
Fund Source

Minnesota Water Research Digital Library

Water Research Inventory Database

The Minnesota Water Research Digital Library (MnWRL) is a user-friendly, searchable inventory of water research relevant to Minnesota. It includes both peer-reviewed articles as well as white papers and reports. The Library provides 'one-stop' access to all types of water research.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Multiple local partners
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$132,830
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$173,380
Fund Source

The Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead on implementing conservation practices that protect water quality. Those who implement and maintain approved conservation practices will be certified and in turn obtain regulatory certainty for a period of ten years. This program will help address concerns about changing regulatory requirements from multiple state and federal agencies.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
Fund Source

The purpose of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's monitoring activities is to determine the presence and concentration of pesticides in Minnesota's groundwater and surface water. Monitoring information is used to characterize and assess the extent of pesticide impacts to Minnesota's water resources.

Recipient
City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source

Install well submersible level transducer and solar panel to monitor well static and pumping levels.

Recipient
Rock County Rural Water District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Manage cost share program by encouraging producers within the DWSMA to implement Nitrogen Best Management Practices and perennials, cover crops and/or extra side dressing.

Recipient
City of Edgerton
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Provide first half of annual rent payment (2018-2019) to landowner to allow City to implement nitrogen BMPs on field immediately upgradient of high nitrate public supply well.

Recipient
City of Pequot Lakes
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,150
Fund Source

Replace air release and check valves on wells 3 and 4 at the City's water treatment facility.

Recipient
Rock County Rural Water District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Provide incentive payment to landowners in the DWSMA to promote the establishment of perennial crops to reduce nitrate loading to the aquifer.

Recipient
City of Freeport
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,150
Fund Source

Seal three wells within the DWSMA; erect and maintain wellhead protection area signs at the DWSMA boundaries.

Recipient
City of Coon Rapids
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,988
Fund Source

Educate well owners on the proper operation and maintenance of their wells, prepare and send letter to owners of properties in moderate and high vulnerability portions of the DWSMA and educate property owners in the DWSMA on issues related to source water

Recipient
City of Edgerton
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source

Provide payments to farmers to supplement Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for incentive to not use nitrogen to grow row crops

Recipient
Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer & Water (Kandiyohi County)
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Install security fencing and signage around well #4 and west observation well

Recipient
City of Long Prairie
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,430
Fund Source

Design, print and mail request for information for 40 unknown wells located within the DWSMA, Bayerl Water Resources to facilitate two wellhead meetings on virus study, create letters to appropriate agencies, explore feasibility of training for local fire

Recipient
Hibbing Public Utilities
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Seal abandoned Municipal Well #2

Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,564
Fund Source

Provide WHP education to 4th grade students at Water Festival and host a Nitrate Testing Clinic

Recipient
City of Chatfield
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,562
Fund Source

Seal well at Shady Oak Park and install a new security door on well house for well #2

Recipient
City of Winona
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,250
Fund Source

Conduct well survey, Develop wellhead protection information for newsletters, handouts and website; and contact tank property owners on placement and best management practices to prevent contamination of groundwater resources.

Recipient
City of Kilkenny
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,230
Fund Source

Seal domestic well located in the DWSMA

Recipient
City of St. Louis Park
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Repair and seal up to 5 private wells in the DWSMA

Recipient
City of St. Peter
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Update PCSI database of wells and storage tanks within the DWSMA, and Outreach to well and tank owners.

Recipient
City of Edina
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Promote local reimbursement program for private well sealing. Advertise fund availability with educational messages

Recipient
City of Sartell
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source

Seal old municipal well #4, unique well number 232255

Recipient
City of Albert Lea
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Seal two wells at Bayview Park

Recipient
City of Onamia
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Purchase and install automatic well generator switchover system, install generator fuel system and seal old creamery municipal well.

Recipient
City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,375
Fund Source

Promote water protection and conservation at Middle Spunk Water Festival as an educational Sponsor, update and maintain city web site with water protection and conservation information, promote community awareness and education on Source Water Protection

Recipient
City of Gaylord
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,359
Fund Source

Purchase and install fuel containment tank for fuel tank

Recipient
Timberwoods Resort & Campground
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125
Fund Source

Seal Well #1, unique well number 00264216

Recipient
Green Lake Lutheran Church
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,885
Fund Source

Construct new well and seal old well; unique well number 260215