Otter Tail and Becker County PTM App
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
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.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.
See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf