Lac qui Parle Yellow Bank Watershed Terrain Analysis
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
1. Create a LiDAR dataset that can be used to develop accurate hydrologic characteristics of the watershed. 2. Assess existing watershed conditions and identify critical source areas using Stream Power Index, the Compound Topographic Index, and Environmental Benefit Index 3. Share results with each county
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.
The Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District will contract with the Water Resource Center at the Minnesota State University in Mankato to complete a Geographic Information System (GIS) terrain analysis for the watershed. It will concentrate on the impaired reaches of the Lac qui Parle and Yellow Bank Rivers and tributaries. This inventory will utilize LiDAR elevation datasets to create many GIS datasets by spatially analyzing the elevation data. Multiple watershed maps will be developed and will show priority ranking of conservation practices and areas to target based on environmental sensitivity variables.
This analysis will provide valuable data for future planning and prioritizing of projects when partnering with Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine and Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Natural Resource Conservation Service offices. The precision conservation strategies involving LiDAR based DEM terrain analysis , will prove its worth in future planning with conservation efforts tailored to the specific landscapes and in the placement of practices within the critical source areas.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;