Minnesota's Legacy

Rock River Conservation Drainage Water Management Demonstration Sites

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$63,775
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Rock County SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Rock
Rock
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07D 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$63,775
Other Funds Leveraged
$24,400
Direct expenses
$63,775
Administration costs
$1,400
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project is a partnership with farmers, livestock, commodity and conservation organizations and agencies to install, demonstrate and expand water drainage conservation within the Rock River Watershed. Up to four sites will be chosen based upon local selection criteria, installed and demonstrated to the public in 2013 and 2014.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 666 lb. of nitrogen per year and 90 lb. of phosphorus per year

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Eugene Cragoe, Vicky Smook, Norman Overgaard, Dave Esselink, Don Reker
Project Overview

This project is a partnership with farmers, livestock, commodity and conservation organizations and agencies to install, demonstrate and expand water drainage conservation within the Rock River Watershed. Up to four sites will be chosen based upon local selection criteria, installed and demonstrated to the public in 2013 and 2014.
Working with a farmer-led team, supported by conservation staff, an integrated plan will establish a baseline of soil and water quality conditions. Farmer-leaders propose to improve subsurface drainage water management, cropland production, nutrient loss and bacterial contribution to the Rock River. However, the primary effort with this proposal is to address the following strategies:
- Provide outreach and training for an area that has been underserved.
- Establish an easy framework for designs and training with contractors and farmers to implement practices and structures.
- Provide small group feedback forums to evaluate local acceptance, and applicability of conservation drainage to the region.
- Evaluate potential adoption for the entire length of the Rock River.

Project Manager
First Name
Douglas
Last Name
Bos
Organization Name
Rock County SWCD/Land Mgt
Street Address
311 Gabrielson Rd
City
Luverne
State
MN
Zip Code
56156
Phone
507-283-8862 xt. 3
Email
Douglas.Bos@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Bill Thompson-MPCA, Bruce Henningsgaard-MPCA, Mark Dittrich-MDA, Adam Birr-MDA, Greg Eggers-MDNR, Jim Solstad-MDNR,
Gary Feyereison-USDA-ARS, Rick Moore-MSU-M, WRC, Sonia Maassel Jacobsen-NRCS, Tim Gillette-BWSR, Al Kean, BWSR

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp