Pomme de Terre River Association's Incorporation of the PTMApp Model

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Pomme de Terre River Association JPB
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in the development of a hydrological conditioned Digital Elevation Model.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Pomme de Terre River Association JPB are:
Project Overview

The goal of the Pomme de Terre River Association (PDTRA JPB) is to improve the local water resources within the watershed through targeted voluntary efforts and the building of strong relationships with local landowners, producers, and citizens. To further our efforts in strategically working to achieve our reduction goals, listed in our Major Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies Report and Turbidity Total Maximum Daily Load report, we would like to further define our Priority Management Zones through the development of a hydrological conditioned Digital Elevation Model. Once created, this GIS layer will be integrated into the PTMApp and will aid in the targeting of BMP applicability at the field scale within our sub-watersheds for total suspended solids and phosphorous reduction practices. Modeling will begin on the two sub-watersheds that are contributing the most non-point source pollution according to the PTMApp. Most likely the Drywood Creek and Lower Pomme de Terre sub-watersheds will be modeled, as those areas have already been prioritized through the WRAPS report and have reduction goals for TSS of 72% & 53%, respectively. Through PTMApp modeling, pollution reductions will be estimated not at the practice site, but at the resource of concern and will help estimate the impacts of implementing BMPs on our impaired waters. This information will not only aid in current efforts of project implementation, but will help in the planning of our second WRAPS implementation plan, upcoming in 2017. In addition, we will be able to aid our local partners in generating Water Management Plans and ease the transition from historical plans to a one watershed one plan.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pomme de Terre River Association JPB
Street Address
c/o Stevens SWCD
Zip Code
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp