2017 CWF South Branch Vermillion River Nitrate Treatment Project
13,600 pounds of nitrogen/year
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
As part of the Dakota County Transportation Department's highway 78 road reconstruction project, the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization is partnering with Dakota County to install a nitrate treatment practice on a tributary to the South Branch Vermillion River adjacent to the road. The South Branch Vermillion River subwatershed is the highest nitrate loading subwatershed in the Vermillion River Watershed and is a significant contributor to contaminated drinking water in the eastern portion of the watershed. The project will result in the installation of a constructed wetland with enhanced soil media adjacent to County Road 78.