Martin County Conservation Drainage Analysis
Minnesota statutes and pre-design costs can prevent conservation practices from being explored earlier during the analysis of public improvements to watersheds. With a large increase in the requests for drainage improvements, the Martin County Drainage Authority feels that planning assistance for conservation practices earlier in the process will give these practices a better opportunity for implementation as part of repair and improvement projects.
Every watershed is unique, and different conservation practices can take place within each watershed. This funding would be used to examine four potential public drainage projects within the County and analyze the cost/benefit of using conservation practices within these public drainage areas. It would also be used to explore ways these additional conservation practices could be funded and implemented.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Bill Thompson-MPCA, Bruce Henningsgaard-MPCA, Mark Dittrich-MDA, Adam Birr-MDA, Greg Eggers-MDNR, Jim Solstad-MDNR,
Gary Feyereison-USDA-ARS, Rick Moore-MSU-M, WRC, Sonia Maassel Jacobsen-NRCS, Tim Gillette-BWSR, Al Kean, BWSR
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Analyze the cost/benefit of using conservation practices within four public drainageshed areas.
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.