Integrated Water Quality Analysis for Targeted Priority Practices
This project will result in an river assessment of an 11 mile reach of the Middle Fork Crow River to determine the scope of eroding riverbanks. In addition, a subwatershed assessment will be conducted to identify targeted locations for stormwater management.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District will conduct a river assessment to determine the scope of eroding riverbanks and a stormwater modeling project to identify targeted locations for stormwater management. The river assessment will: 1) verify that streambank erosion is the major contributor of pollutants, including sediment, Phosphorus, and Nitrogen; 2) catalog and quantify the erosion, and; 3) provide an assessment of reductions that could be achieved using specific solutions. The stormwater modeling project will: 1) use stormwater management software joined with a water quality model to pinpoint sensible locations for best management practices; and, 2) provide results to forthcoming stakeholder planning and project implementation. Most of the nonpoint source strategies rely on voluntary landowners; the District needs pinpointed locations to build trust and positive relationships with those living near identified areas. This project will drive annual budgetary decisions and project planning, give District constituents a view of the watershed's health, and provide an implementation strategy for water quality efforts for effective on-the-ground and shovel-ready projects.