2015 Red Lake County Drainage Ditch Inventory and Inspection (Phase II)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Red Lake SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Red Lake
Red Lake
Project Overview

The purpose of this Phase II Project is to advance the inventory process of the 103E drainage ditches where erosion, sediment, and/or nutrients are contributing substantially to water quality degradation, and prioritize sites for side water inlet control and/or buffer strip implementation.Through this project, Red Lake Watershed District, Red Lake County Ditch Authority, along with the Red Lake County SWCD, will be working together prioritizing county ditch systems (based upon water quality degradation and the amount of sediment loading that is occurring in the ditch systems), targeting where the greatest need for Side Water Inlet Structures is, and where 1-rod buffer strips are needed. In addition, Red Lake County SWCD will be advancing the inventory process by using the Water Quality Decision Support System (WQDSS) tool, created by the International Waters Institute, to help prioritize areas where Side Water Inlet Structures are needed. The Stream Power Index layer of the WQDSS tool indicates which flow paths have the highest erosive power and greatest potential for erosion. This tool will help assist the District with prioritizing and targeting Side Water Inlet Structure project locations. Collaborated efforts with Pennington SWCD, Kittson SWCD, and Becker SWCD have been established so that we are all collecting the same usable data.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html

Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance 2015

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A database will be created which prioritizes and keeps track of identified locations where Side Water Inlet Structures or buffer strips will be implemented.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Red Lake SWCD are: David Bachand, David Miller, Linda Mickelson, Mark Lacrosse, Orville Knott
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Red Lake SWCD
Street Address
2602 Wheat Dr
Red Lake Falls
Zip Code
218-253-2593 x111
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767