Ann River Watershed - Restoration Project
Projects and Practices 2014
Based on averages calculated from recently constructed WASCOBs in the West Central Area II these WASCOBs have the potential to reduce sediment load by 1,121 T/yr, and 960 lbs/yr of total phosphorus. This project will also result in meeting a total reduction of 15% of the 35% TMDL goal needed to delist Lake Emily completely.
This project has resulted in an estimated reduction of 159 lbs of phosphorus and 158 tons of sediment.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Ann River Watershed is a sub-watershed of the Snake River Watershed located within the St. Croix River Basin. The Ann River watershed includes Ann Lake, Fish Lake, Ann River and its tributaries. This project will focus on watershed load reductions. Based on the strategies found in the Implementation Plan, the first priority will be to target the animal and cropland - agricultural areas on the Ann River and its tributaries. The second priority will be to target the lake shore and streambank areas in the non-agricultural areas. The estimated pollutant reductions in this project include 694 tons/year of sediment, 3,839 pounds/year of phosphorus, and 250 pounds/year of nitrogen.