Lower Minnesota River Watershed Targeted BMP Installations in Tributary and Near Channel Stream Watersheds, Scott County
Projects and Practices 2014
This project will result in an estimated 26% reduction in total phosphorus.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
This project will reduce sediment and nutrient loading to the main stem and local tributaries of the Lower Minnesota River (LMR) by providing cost share for practices that treat ravine headcut and channel erosion, streambank/shoreline erosion, ephemeral gully erosion, and direct-discharging open inlet drainage systems. Targeted Best Management Practices (BMPs) will include but not be limited to grade control structures, grassed/lined waterways, water & sediment control basins, shoreline/streambank stabilization and alternative tile inlets.
Funds will be targeted towards cost-effective projects that are a) located in the Sand, Picha, and Roberts Creeks and near-channel stream watersheds directly tributary to the LMR, and b) address water resource protection goals identified in local and state plans. This project is part of a long-term strategy by the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District and Water Management Organization to saturate the targeted areas with both structural and non-structural BMPs, in order to maximize significant and quantifiable water quality results.