Drainage Management Planning for Faribault County's Future.
At the public drainage system scale, Faribault County will develop comprehensive Multipurpose Drainage Management Plans that focus on traditional and innovative conservation practices to reduce on-field and in-channel peak flow and erosion with enhanced water quality and wildlife habitat benefits. Planning will occur in conjunction with an established Redetermination of Benefits (ROB) schedule or as initiated through the petition process. The County drainage engineer will work with 5-10 systems per year to conduct a preliminary survey, detailed inventory, evaluation of existing conditions and plan development.
Plans will establish costs to repair each system to original condition while considering non-traditional, cost-effective practices that have the potential to reduce long-term maintenance costs of the system and become a viable alternative to a bigger pipe. Outreach efforts will be used to reach landowners and local drainage contractors to educate them on project objectives, and available funding sources for non-traditional conservation drainage practices.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Bill Thompson-MPCA, Bruce Henningsgaard-MPCA, Mark Dittrich-MDA, Adam Birr-MDA, Greg Eggers-MDNR, Jim Solstad-MDNR,
Gary Feyereison-USDA-ARS, Rick Moore-MSU-M, WRC, Sonia Maassel Jacobsen-NRCS, Tim Gillette-BWSR, Al Kean, BWSR
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Reduce phosphorus by 14,250 pounds/year and reduce sediment by 11,285 tons/year.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 2,350 lb. of nitrogen per year, 15 lb. of phosphorus per year, and 2,200 tons of sediment per year.
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.