Le Sueur County Public Drainage Inventory and Inspection for Water Quality Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,500
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Le Sueur County SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Le Sueur
Appropriation Language

Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$11,000
Direct expenses
$42,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.28
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Drainage ditch inventory

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Le Sueur County SWCD are: Alvin Dietz, Cletus Gregor, Earl Traxler, Glendon Braun, Jim Struck
Project Overview

The Le Sueur Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), who acts as County Ditch Inspectors, will partner with the Le Sueur County GIS Coordinator to accomplish the inventory and inspection of drainage ditches. A database will be established for all 250 miles of Le Sueur County Drainage Authority ditches. The inventory will be conducted using Lidar, 2010 and 2013 Pictometry and onsite technical review. Sites that have potential water quality issues will be identified from worst to most stable for side inlets, buffers and retention storage. The Treatment Train Effect will be utilized during this process to address priority sites. The project will include GIS-based analysis to identify where water quality based projects are needed. An inspection plan will be created from the gathered inventory data by the SWCD for utilization by the Drainage Inspectors and Drainage Authority to identify high priority sites for water quality improvements.

Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Schultz
Organization Name
Le Sueur County SWCD
Street Address
181 W Minnesota St
City
Le Center
State
MN
Zip Code
56057
Phone
507-357-4879 x3
Email
michael.schultz@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp