Stormwater Implementation Importance for Progressive “City on the Pond” 

Board of Water and Soil Resources Project and Practices (FY2019 Clean Water Fund)

  • Timeline:  February 2019 – December 2021
  • Grant Dollars:  $160,250 Match: $40,062.50  Total: $200,312.50
  • This grant will help in the installation of the five priority projects in the city limits of New London. The District staff will work with the City staff to complete the projects during other road construction. The projects are above requirements of state and local standards for water quality.

Nest and Diamond Lake Subwatershed Assessment and Internal Load Control 

Board of Water and Soil Resources Accelerated Implementation Grant (FY2019 Clean Water Fund)

  • Timeline:  February 2019 – December 2021
  • Grant Dollars:  $65,000  Match: $16,250  Total: $81,250
  • Grant funds will be used for modeling for Diamond Lake and Nest Lake, internal loading assessment, project location identification, cost estimates for future implementation and internal loading and subwatershed project implementation. Additional initiatives include coordination of meetings and public outreach to those in the subwatersheds. 

Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN)

 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency FY 18

  • Timeline:  July 2018-June 2020
  • The purpose of this monitoring project is to maintain water quality data collection, build on local partnerships, and develop a better of understanding of what impacts the rivers located in central Minnesota.  MPCA’s approach to completing studies for impaired water bodies in Minnesota. Rather than conducting a study for one water body at a time, the new approach maximizes efficiencies and intensively monitors and assesses lakes and river reaches throughout a watershed at the same time. 

Diamond Lake TMDL Implementation Projects

 BWSR Projects & Practices (FY2015 Clean Water Fund)

  • Timeline:  April 2015 to June 2019
  • Grant Dollars:  $176,000  Match: $59,434  Total: $235,434
  • Diamond Lake is a significant waterbody utilized by thousands of boaters and anglers.  The degradation of its water quality resulted in the placement of the lake on the MPCA’s List of Impaired Waters in 2006.  The MFCRWD and its partners are making significant progress towards reducing phosphorus loading to Diamond Lake by completing implementation activities outlined in the Diamond Lake TMDL Report (Diamond Lake TMDL Report).  Improving water quality in Diamond Lake to meet state standards is a top-ranking priority in the TMDL Implementation Plan (TMDL Implementation Plan).  These funds will be used to implement practices outlined in the Diamond Lake TMDL Agricultural Conservation Program to reduce the remaining Diamond Lake phosphorus load by 759.5lbs/yr.  The Agricultural Conservation Program will reduce the phosphorus load through wetland restoration, water and sediment control basins, side inlet controls, and buffer strips.
  • Approved Workplan
  • Latest Report