In 2016 and 2017, local volunteers and the Carlton SWCD helped collect information on lakes and streams in the Kettle River Watershed.
The Nemadji Watershed has long been known for its erosion problems. The Carlton SWCD is working with several partnering agencies and groups to help improve water quality.
Working with the Carlton County Transportation Department, this project will reduce erosion and improve connectivity on Stateline Creek by replacing an undersized culvert and stabilizing a failing bluff.
This project restored Skunk Creek where a 1970s Red Clay Stabilization project blocked aquatic organism passage.
A series of three Red Clay dams were removed and a portion of Elim Creek was restored in 2014. Red Clay Dam Phase I was Carlton SWCD's first stream restoration.
In 2016, five hundred feet of stream were restored where an earthen dam failed. This project helped to reduce erosion in the sediment impaired Deer Creek.
Funded by a BWSR Clean Water Fund Grant, a portion of the Little Net River will be stabilized to reduce erosion and improve aquatic organism habitat.
Carlton SWCD is working with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to help assess the health of this watershed.
Funded by a BWSR Clean Water Fund Grant, the Watershed Dashboard is a tool that can help us target conservation projects where they will have the greatest impact.