City of Thief River Falls Stormwater Assessment
Accelerated Implementation Grant 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7
Proposed measurable outcomes TBD
Technical Trainings to date include: - Soil Erosion Prediction Tools - Comprehensive Nutrient Management and Planning - Basic Surveying - Soil Mechanics - Basic Hydrology - Basic Conservation Planning - Forest Inventory Basics Total Students = 584 Total Contact Hours (students x training duration) = 5,594 The Technical Training and Certification Program increased the number and availability of technical trainers and has dedicated staff to developing training curriculum, delivering training, and serving as mentors to accelerate credential acquisition.
Sediment and water quality issues are local priorities within the Thief River and Red Lake River watersheds, which have their confluence in the city of Thief River Falls. The 1W1P effort underway in the Red Lake River Watershed will identify opportunities for projects and practices that are targeted and result in measurable water quality benefits throughout the watershed using PTMApp. However, municipalities, like Thief River Falls, lack the resources to develop data on information to target practices which are cost-effective and efficient for improving water quality in a manner similar to PTMApp, leaving most of the emphasis placed on rural landscapes. This project will develop a P8 water quality model for the city of Thief River Falls to target locations for projects and practices that are both cost-effective and efficient at delivering measurable water quality benefits. The resulting data and information will be used for education and outreach with residents of Thief River Falls, and as a tool for accelerating the implementation of conservation projects and practices within Thief River Falls.