Blue Earth County Targeted Ditch Inventory
Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance 2015
This project will harvest storm water from the Trout Brook Interceptor storm sewer, remove sediment, and daylight the water to the surface stream and is anticipated to reduce phosphorus loading by 96 pounds per year, nitrogen by 960 pounds per year, and sediment by 16 tons per year. This restoration project also provides aquatic and terrestrial habitat in 1 of only 2 designated Metro Conservation Corridors within Saint Paul.
An inventory and inspection of four drainage ditches in Blue Earth County was completed, and a system report based on the inventory and highlighting significant issues was producted.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
This project will conduct Inventory and Inspection of four drainage ditches in Blue Earth County: JD116, CD5, CD86 and CD56. The inventory of these drainage ditches is important in order to identify where erosion, sediment and/or nutrients contribute substantially to water quality degradation. The project will also prioritize sites for future side inlet control, buffer strip implementation, and/or storage and treatment implementation.