Otter Tail and Becker County PTM App

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Otter Tail, East SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
End Date
November 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
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.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See and

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications


Conflict of Interest Contact

Marcey Westrick

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
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


Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Otter Tail, East SWCD
218-346-4260 x 120
Administered By
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520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767