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North Fork Crow River Watershed District Alternative Drainage Practices

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,810
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
North Fork Crow River Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Pope
Stearns
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Pope
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07D 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,810
Other Funds Leveraged
$16,453
Direct expenses
$65,810
Administration costs
$1,150
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

100 alternative tile intakes and 2 saturated buffers will help reduce phosphorus by 140 pounds/year before it enters Rice Lake.

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
James Wuertz, Bob Brauchler, John Hanson, James Barchenger, Gary Berndt
Project Overview

The primary land use within the North Fork Crow River Watershed District is mainly row crop agriculture with extensive public and private drainage systems. A large portion of existing tile lines have open intakes that directly transport sediment and nutrients to open ditches leading to the North Fork Crow River (NFCR). The NFCR flows into Rice Lake that is impaired for aquatic recreation due to excessive nutrients. The District is planning on implementing agricultural conservation practices including 100 Alternative Inlets (Rock inlets or dense pattern tile intakes) and two saturated buffers, to reduce the nutrients, sediment and volume of water being transported by field tile. Implementation of these practices will reduce the nutrient loading from field tile and reduce pollutant loading into the NFCR and Rice Lake.

Project Manager
First Name
Josh
Last Name
Reed
Organization Name
North Fork Crow River Watershed District
Street Address
100 Prairie Ave. No Box 40
City
Brooten
State
MN
Zip Code
56316
Phone
320-346-2869
Email
nfcrwsd@tds.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Bill Thompson-MPCA, Bruce Henningsgaard-MPCA, Mark Dittrich-MDA, Adam Birr-MDA, Greg Eggers-MDNR, Jim Solstad-MDNR, Gary Feyereison-USDA-ARS, Rick Moore-MSU-M, WRC, Sonia Maassel Jacobsen-NRCS, Tim Gillette-BWSR, Al Kean, BWSR

Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp