Mower County Soil Erosion Ordinance Compliance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Mower SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Mower
Appropriation Language

Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$30,000
Direct expenses
$30,000
Administration costs
$699
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.49
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Compliance checks

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 336 lb. of phosphorus per year, 336 tons of sediment per year, and 673 fewer tons of soil lost annually

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Mower SWCD are: Al Lyman, Dan Regner, Harlen Peck, James Gebhardt, James Kellogg, Jim Gebhardt, Jon Erichson, Mike Jones, Randy Smith, Richard Fuller, Rick Gehling, Steve Kraushaar
Project Overview

Ninety percent of the land in Mower County is used for agriculture. The County ranks 10th and 13th in the State for corn and bean production, making much of the land vulnerable to erosion due to the planting of row crop. As a result, streams and ditches in the county see high sediment loads.

Unless conservation practices that include erosion control and buffers along the county's surface waters are implemented, it is likely that soil loss through water erosion will increase. By using models to target high risk erosion lands, the Mower Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has determined that between 49,000 and 62,000 acres in the county have the potential of eroding greater than the tolerable level. Other areas have been identified with existing practices in need of repair or a complete overhaul.
This project will give the SWCD an opportunity to use their computer models and technology to prioritize areas and make a real difference by doing compliance checks and working with producers in those vulnerable areas.

Project Manager
First Name
Bev
Last Name
Nordby
Organization Name
Mower SWCD
Street Address
1408 21st Ave NW Ste 2
City
Austin
State
MN
Zip Code
55912
Phone
507-434-2603
Email
bev.nordby@mowerswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp