Minnesota's Legacy

Otter Tail and Becker County PTM App

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$471,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
End Date
November 2020
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Otter Tail
Becker
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$471,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$117,750
Direct expenses
$471,000
Administration costs
$16
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will lead to better targeting and prioritizing of beneficial BMPs on the landscape. Using the PTM App, SWCD staff can pinpoint down to the field scale where and which practices would benefit the water resource of concern. This would lead to

Measurable Outcome(s)

EOTSWCD contracted with International Water Institute (IWI) to develop a PTMApp for the designated watersheds. Completed tasks include DEM hydrologic conditioning to H3DEM+, preparation of PTMApp inputs, running PTMApp, and uploading PTMApp outputs to web application. IWI subcontracted with Houston Engineering for quality control tasks. Match was provided by partner SWCDs and other partners, including counties, townships, local road authorities, and lake associations, to acquire, validate, and provide local data needed for processing.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to develop a detailed tool that can be used in all watersheds within the Otter Tail and Becker counties to prioritize, target, and measure implementation practices at the field scale. The PTM App will significantly increase the targeting capabilities in Otter Tail and Becker Counties. The Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy has not been completed for Otter Tail County, yet, and the PTM App will be able to assist targeting and prioritizing when those documents are created.

Project Manager
First Name
Benjamin
Last Name
Underhill
Organization Name
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Phone
218-346-4260 x 120
Email
ben.underhill@eotswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html

Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick