Metro Sub-Watershed Analysis (SWA)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 4 - Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Scott
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$62,500
Direct expenses
$250,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Targeted watershed analysis

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Area 4 - Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area are: Doug Schoenecker, Gary Hartmann, James Fitzsimmons, Linda Brown, Robert Casey
Project Overview

Ensuring natural resource practitioners are applying state-of-the-art approaches is the best way to achieve optimum Best Management Practice (BMP) selection, design, and placement in the landscape, thereby maximizing Clean Water Fund (CWF) benefits. To that end, it is critical to train new staff, create modeling protocols for new BMPs, refine and calibrate models, and test ever-advancing modeling applications. The Metro Conservation District's (MCD) Sub-Watershed Analysis (SWA) program provides these capacity-building services and united efforts across 11 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).

The SWA program has had quantifiable impact on water quality improvement efforts. During the first 36 months of funding, this process resulted in 63 analyses completed or underway and identified over 4,000 site-specific BMPs. Many CWF project grant applications are the result of SWAs propelling cost-effective projects onto local priority lists.

MCD will analyze an additional 22 subwatersheds that contribute to the degradation of locally-identified high priority water resources. The analyses will identify the location and estimated cost/benefit relationship for BMPs, evolve with new technology, and share discoveries metro-wide.

Project Manager
First Name
Troy
Last Name
Kuphal
Organization Name
Area 4 - Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area
Street Address
7151 190th St W Ste 125
City
Jordan
State
MN
Zip Code
55352
Phone
952-492-5425
Email
tkuphal@co.scott.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp