Drinking Water Protection in SE MN

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,356
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
SE Minnesota Water Resources Board
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(b)
Appropriation Language

for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans, watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), or local water management plans or their equivalents. A portion of these funds may be used to seek administrative efficiencies through shared resources by multiple local governmental units.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,356
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the installation of 3,000 acres of N-savaging cover crops we anticipate N reductions of 19,800 lbs based
on University of MN estimated reductions. Rate reduction BMPs are not quantifiable at this time but are
expected.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for SE Minnesota Water Resources Board are:
Project Overview

This project will provide cost-share funds to landowners in vulnerable groundwater areas for the incorporation of cover crops in their crop rotation and to provide education related to nitrogen BMPs through field trials and Nutrient Management Plans. An anticipated 100 producers in highly vulnerable areas, will plant 3,000 acres of cover crops resulting in preventing potentially 19,800 pounds of nitrate from leaching into groundwater.

Project Details

Projects and Practices 2019

Project Manager
First Name
Bridgette
Last Name
Timm
Organization Name
SE Minnesota Water Resources Board
Street Address
2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55904
Phone
507-779-8569
Email
timm.bridgette@co.olmsted.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp