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Blue Earth County Targeted Ditch Inventory

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Blue Earth County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Blue Earth
Appropriation Language

Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance 2015

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$400,000
Direct expenses
$695,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.02
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Craig
Last Name
Austinson
Organization Name
Blue Earth County
Street Address
204 South Fifth Street
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002
Phone
507-304-4253
Email
craig.austinson@blueearthcountymn.gov
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp