Rainy Basin Public Participation and Technical Support
There are seven major watersheds Koochiching County, this project will work in five of them: Big Fork, Little Fork, Rapid River, Lower Rainy River, and Rainy River Headwaters watersheds. The local Koochiching County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is positioned to assist in several elements of the Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) process. This includes gap monitoring for water chemistry, sediment work, TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) development, modeling scenarios, and WRAPS development. This project will build on the existing framework for public participation and communication in the international Lake of the Woods and Rainy River watersheds, which will contribute to long-term public participation in surface water protection and restoration activities.