CD #175 Improvement
Polk County Drain # 175 is located in the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District. The Watershed District has received a Preliminary Survey Report for an improvement of a three mile portion of this drainage system. In an effort to improve water quality in the improvement area and of drainage systems as a whole, twenty-three high priority locations have been identified as critical areas. Side inlets, grassed waterways and erosion control berms will be installed along the ditch to reduce significant erosion and agricultural field sediment loads.
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$750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year are for technical assistance and grants for the conservation drainage program in consultation with the Drainage Work Group, coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes projects to improve multipurpose water management under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.015.
To improve water quality in the improvement area and of thedrain system as a whole at twenty-three high priority locations by installing side inlets, grassed waterways and erosion control berms which will reduce sediment loading by 322 tons per year.
23 side inlets and continuous berm were constructed as proposed, resulting in an annual reduction of 322 tons of sediment (TSS).
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