CWF-12, Greater Blue Earth Sediment Fingerprinting

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$141,439
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Martin
Waseca
Watonwan
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$141,439
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.42
Project Overview

This project will develop an understanding for how sediment sources change over timescales of individual storm events as well as over the past two centuries. The results will be used by the larger Collaborative for Sediment Source Reduction (CISSR)-Blue Earth research group to establish a sediment budget for the Greater Blue Earth River Basin and understand the effectiveness of various potential mitigation strategies. In addition, these results can be used by MPCA and others to calibrate watershed sediment models.

Project Manager
First Name
Larry
Last Name
Gunderson
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agnecy
Phone
(651) 757-2400
Email
Larry.gunderson@state.mn.us