Martin County Conservation Drainage Analysis

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Martin County Drainage Authority
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07D 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Analyze the cost/benefit of using conservation practices within four public drainageshed areas.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Elliot Belgard, Steve Pierce, Steve Donnelly, Dan Schmidtke, Steven Flohrs
Project Overview

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Martin County Drainage Authority
Street Address
201 Lake Avenue
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

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

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp