Middle and Lower Cannon River Watershed BMP Targeting Assessment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$103,875
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Rice County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Goodhue
Rice
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$103,875
Other Funds Leveraged
$25,969
Direct expenses
$103,875
Administration costs
$741
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.03
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in LiDAR analysis to determine areas of highest sediment loading within the Middle and Lower Cannon.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Rice County are:
Project Overview

The Cannon River Watershed includes approximately 941,000 acres of primarily agricultural landscape. Because of its large size, four subwatershed lobes are often referenced: Straight River Watershed, Upper Cannon River Watershed, Middle Cannon River Watershed, and the Lower Cannon River Watershed. Rice County is proposing utilizing LiDAR topographic data to determine areas of highest importance for Best Management Practice (BMP) Implementation for sediment within the Middle and Lower Cannon subwatersheds. Utilizing GIS analysis of LiDAR data, as well as soils and land-use data, the Middle and Lower Cannon Watershed study will assess the propensity of erosion on the landscape through the Stream Power Index and RUSLE. In addition to analyzing erosive potential, this project will determine ideal locations to store runoff on the landscape. Soil and Water Conservation Districts will use the BMP prioritization locations attained from this assessment to target landowners for quantifiable water quality improvements.

Project Manager
First Name
Brad
Last Name
Behrens
Organization Name
Rice County
Phone
507-332-6118
Email
bbehrens@co.rice.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp