Multipurpose Drainage Management - Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$301,200
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(k)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$301,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$301,200
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

69 tons of sediment/year, 84 lbs of phosphorus/year, and 1820 lbs of nitrogen/year

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance are: Clark Lingbeek, Cody Duroe, Daryl Tasler, Jeremy Nerem, Tom Muller
Project Overview

The Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance (GBERBA) along with Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Counties, landowners, and drainage authorities in the ten member counties will install conservation drainage practices to improve water quality. 103E drainage systems with documented sediment or water quality issues are the focus with the goal of installing 52 practices such as improved side inlets (grade stabilization structures), alternative tile inlets, denitrifying bioreactors, saturated buffers, storage wetlands and others. The estimated benefit of these practices are reducing 69 tons of sediment, 84 pounds of phosphorus, and 1,820 pounds of nitrogen per year.

Project Manager
First Name
Kay
Last Name
Gross
Organization Name
Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
Street Address
339 9th St; Auditor/Treasurer
City
Windom
State
MN
Zip Code
56101
Phone
507-831-1153
Email
kay.clark@windomnet.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp