Middle Minnesota Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) - Nicollet County

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Nicollet County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Nicollet
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.4
Project Overview

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is using a watershed approach to protect and restore waters of the state. This approach encompasses all of the 80 major watersheds over a ten year period. The process includes intensive biological and chemical monitoring followed by an assessment report. The assessment results determine which lakes and stream reaches are in need of restoration and which are in need of protection. The MPCA is updating a Hydrologic Simulation Program-FORTRAN (HSPF) model for the Middle Minnesota Watershed to assist with scenarios for restoration activities, identifying stressors, and developing Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports. Implementation planning is focusing on identification of priority management zones and development of protection and restoration strategies. Public participation is encouraged throughout the project in conjunction with these biophysical milestones to identify and develop local capacity for engaging in the watershed management process.

Project Manager
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Linnerooth
Organization Name
Nicollet County
Street Address
501 South Minnesota Ave
City
St. Peter
State
MN
Zip Code
56082
Phone
(507) 934-7072