Integrated Water Quality Analysis for Targeted Priority Practices

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$97,500
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Middle Fork Crow River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$97,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$26,364
Direct expenses
$97,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.61
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Middle Fork Crow River WD are: Bruce Wing, Gordon Behm, Joseph Flanders, Robert Hodapp, Ruth Schaefer
Project Overview

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Margaret
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Middle Fork Crow River WD
Street Address
189 County Road 8 NE
City
Spicer
State
MN
Zip Code
56288
Phone
320-796-0888
Email
margaret@mfcrow.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp