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

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,860
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Red Lake SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Red Lake
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
$21,860
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,465
Direct expenses
$21,860
Administration costs
$900
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.69
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

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Red Lake SWCD are: David Bachand, David Miller, Linda Mickelson, Mark Lacrosse, Orville Knott
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.

Project Manager
First Name
Tanya
Last Name
Hanson
Organization Name
Red Lake SWCD
Street Address
2602 Wheat Dr
City
Red Lake Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56750
Phone
218-253-2593 x111
Email
tanya.hanson@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp