Minnesota's Legacy

Rainy Basin Public Participation and Technical Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$323,695
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Koochiching County SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
December 2018
End Date
March 2022
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Itasca
Koochiching
St. Louis
Itasca
Koochiching
St. Louis
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$323,695
Number of full time equivalents funded
3.2
Project Overview

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Pam
Last Name
Tomevi
Organization Name
Koochiching County SWCD
Street Address
501 3rd St Ste 201
City
International Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56649
Phone
218-283-1174