Red River Basin Water Quality Decision Support Application (WQDSA) Enhancements

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,636
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
Clay
Mahnomen
Norman
Polk
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,636
Other Funds Leveraged
$7,659
Direct expenses
$30,636
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Refinement of Targeting Tool

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

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

As part of the FY 2012 funding cycle, the Board of Water and Soil Resources granted funds for development of the Water Quality Decision Support Application (WQDSA). The WQDSA will provide land and water managers with geospatial data and online tools to prioritize, market, and implement actions on the landscape to achieve water quality objectives identified in local and state water plans and to ensure that public funding decisions are strategic and defensible.

This project takes advantage of new methods and tools to produce and integrate more advanced water quality data into the WQDSA for better prioritization and targeting of practices in the Red River Basin. Since initial funding was secured for the WQDSA, methods to derive water quality data have advanced affording opportunities to provide water quality data which surpass those originally envisioned for inclusion in the WQDSA. In addition to basic stream power and sediment yield data, methods and tools have been developed to estimate and rank sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen yields at the overland catchment, subwatershed, and watershed scale throughout the Red River Basin. Furthermore, an integrated water quality index has been produced for application at these various scales which combines the ranks for sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus.

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