Prioritization, Targeting, and Measuring Water Quality Improvement Application (PTMA)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$235,250
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Red River Watershed Mgmt Board
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Cass
Clay
Grant
Mahnomen
Norman
Otter Tail
Traverse
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$235,250
Other Funds Leveraged
$58,812
Direct expenses
$235,250
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Development (refinement) of PTM Tool

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Red River Watershed Mgmt Board are:
Project Overview

The Prioritization, Targeting, and Measuring Water Quality Improvement Application (PTMA) connects the general qualitative strategies in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Watershed Restoration and Protection (WRAP) and the identification of implementable on-the-ground Best Management Practices (BMPs). Leveraging geospatial data from the International Water Institute this application will be developed for two pilot areas within the Red River Basin.

TMDLs and WRAPs include general strategies for improving water quality but rarely identify the specific locations of projects to achieve the desired sediment and nutrients load reduction. PTMA will include the capability to ingest modeling results to site one or many water quality improvement projects, evaluate collective water quality impacts, and demonstrate fiscal accountability.

PTMA can be used by local government staff and decision-makers to prioritize subwatersheds for implementation, target specific fields to install BMPs, and measure water quality improvement by tracking expected nutrient and sediment load reductions within the watershed. PTMA will generate reports documenting the prioritization, targeting, and measuring process and identify a set of BMPs to establish funding priority for implementation.

Project Manager
First Name
Charles
Last Name
Fritz
Organization Name
Red River Watershed Mgmt Board
Street Address
Attn Don Ogaard, Executive Director
City
Detroit Lakes; Fargo
State
MN
Zip Code
58105
Phone
701-231-8170
Email
charles@iwinst.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp