Mississippi River Grand Rapids Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy (WRAPS) - Phase II

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Aitkin
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.22
Project Overview

This project will focus on creating a watershed identity, monitoring & assessment, stressor ID assistance, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report development, Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report development, watershed prioritization and targeting, and the continuation of the Civic Engagement components of the project. Currently, this watershed has seven listed conventional impairments (Lake Eutrophication); however, it is possible that additional stream impairments (up to four) may be identified during the IWM process. Additional impairments identified later, beyond those previously mentioned, will be a priority in the WRAPS and more thoroughly addressed in cycle II of the intensive watershed monitoring cycle (2025). Through the IWM process, this will be the first time this watershed will be fully monitored for biological health indicators.

Project Manager
Organization Name
Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
130 Southgate Drive
City
Aitkin
State
MN
Zip Code
56431
Phone
(218) 927-6565