Pomme de Terre River Watershed 2013 BMP Implementation Initiative
Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7
Reduce Phosphorus by 10,091 pounds/year and Sediment by 9,891 tons/year.
This project resulted in estimated reductions of 668 lb. of phosphorus per year, 697 tons of sediment per year, and 84 tons of soil lost per year
The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.
The Pomme de Terre River watershed is located in west central Minnesota and occupies a portion of six counties. For many years surface water quality within the watershed has been a concern to local government. In 1982 the Pomme de Terre River Association Joint Powers Board (JPB) was formed to begin addressing this issue. In 2002 the Pomme de Terre River was placed on the Impaired Waters list for turbidity. The goal of the JPB is to improve the local water resources within the watershed through voluntary efforts and building relationships with local landowners. The JPB will implement conservation practices including rain gardens, streambank and lakeshore restorations, buffers and wetland restorations utilizing Conservation Reserve Program and Wetland Restoration Program sign ups as well as other Federal programs.
A total of 935 acres of buffers and wetlands will be protected and restored, 54 water and sediment control basins, 20 rain gardens, one streambank and lakeshore restoration, and one terrace project will be implemented. This will result in a total of approximately 9891 tons/year of sediment and 10,091 lbs/year of phosphorus being kept from surface waters of the watershed. Each partner of the JPB will utilize local staff familiar with the land and local landowners in their area. Local project promotion, personal contact, and technical expertise of the staff will be utilized to achieve the results.
Please reference following link: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf
Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;