Multipurpose Drainage Management - Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
69 tons of sediment/year, 84 lbs of phosphorus/year, and 1820 lbs of nitrogen/year
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.