Accelerating BMP Implementation in Rock County Watersheds for Turbidity Impaired Waters

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,500
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Rock SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Rock
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$68,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,760
Direct expenses
$68,500
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in GIS datasets, summary maps, and a technical report describing the suitability for best management practice placement and the measurable cost-effectiveness of pursuing opportunities to implement BMPs.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Rock SWCD are: Angie Raatz, David Esselink, Eugene Cragoe, Josh Ossefoort, Norman Overgaard
Project Overview

The Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District/Land Management will build upon terrain analysis products developed by a Rock River Watershed 2013 BWSR grant and extend the data products to include additional water quality, Best Management Practices (BMP) suitability, BMP effectiveness, and BMP value datasets. This project will also extend this analysis to the remainder of Rock County, specifically Mud Creek, Beaver Creek and Split Rock Creek which are all listed for turbidity impairments. The outcome of this grant will be GIS datasets, summary maps, and a technical report describing the suitability for BMP placement, effect of targeted implementation on the priority resources, and the measurable cost-effectiveness of pursuing opportunities to implement BMPs.

Project Manager
First Name
Douglas
Last Name
Bos
Organization Name
Rock SWCD
Street Address
311 W Gabrielson Rd
City
Luverne
State
MN
Zip Code
56156
Phone
507-283-8862
Email
doug.bos@co.rock.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp