Burnham Creek Watershed Restoration Project, Phase II - Inventory
This project will result in a septic inventory that will include include eight lakes, 431 parcels, and 277 established addresses.
West Polk SWCD has created a data base that indicates high priority areas of the watershed for BMP's. This database will now contribute to a landowner contact list to promote conservation practices and initiate effort to apply for a Clean Water Legacy Grant to implement Phase III of the Burnham Creek Watershed Restoration Project.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
Phase II of the Burnham Creek Watershed Restoration Project will conduct inventory on 2,050 acres, 85.4 miles of ditch channel within the Burnham Creek Watershed of West Polk County. This inventory includes surveying, assembling all available GIS data, ArcMap, LiDAR, review aerial photography, location of tile intakes, determine size of the erosion sites, and prioritization of severity. The district will partner with the Area DNR Hydrologist and the Polk County Highway Department-Drainage & Ag Inspector to verify data and identify any additional ditch segments. Upon completion, results will be shared with District Supervisors, DNR, Polk County Highway Department-Drainage & Ag Inspector, Red Lake Watershed District, Houston Engineering, and MPCA.