Lake Ida & Ditch 23 Wetland Project
Instead of implementing practices where a landowner inquires, our office can contact landowners with the highest priority from this project to reduce the greatest amount of need for soil health practices, reduce runoff and ultimately reduce the amount of
An engineering firm was selected through an RFP process to complete a watershed assessment and monitoring. Project was completed as proposed, and included modeling of watershed and CD 23 wetland area. Completion of final project report. Public meeting held for landowners, Lake Assn. and Gov't officials on final findings and recommendations for future BMP projects and CD 23 pollution reduction project.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Lake Ida and Ditch 23 Wetland Feasibility Project will investigate and review the phosphorus loading of Lake Ida and design a project to protect Lake Ida water quality. Lake Ida is a 'high quality, unimpaired lake at the highest risk of becoming impaired' according to MPCA's Lakes of Phosphorus Sensitivity Significance. With the County Ditch 23 inlet identified as a priority area to reduce phosphorous, a professional engineering firm will explore the best solution to reduce phosphorus.
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