2015 Lake Emily Water Quality Assessment & BMP Prioritization Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,158
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Pope SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,158
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,540
Direct expenses
$38,158
Administration costs
$726
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.08
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a GIS-based water quality analysis to assist the Pope SWCD in determining effective locations for best management practice implementation and will prioritize the areas from high to low for phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment delivery.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Pope SWCD are: D. Gary Reents, Keith Nygaard, Mike Billehus, Randy Pederson, Tom Talle
Project Overview

The Pope County Water Plan has identified surface water quality and erosion control as top priority resource concerns. These two priorities account for 33% of the phosphorus loading to Lake Emily. The Lake Emily Watershed Best Management Practices (BMP) Prioritization Project will provide GIS-based water quality analysis to assist the Pope Soil and Water Conservation District in determining effective locations for BMP implementation and will prioritize the areas from high to low for phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment delivery from contributing runoff during rainfall events. By completing this analysis, we will identify necessary tools that will aid in implementation efforts in the future.

Project Manager
First Name
Holly
Last Name
Kovarik
Organization Name
Pope SWCD
Street Address
1680 N. Franklin Street
City
Glenwood
State
MN
Zip Code
56334
Phone
320-634-4278
Email
holly.kovarik@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp