Root River Conservation Drainage Integrated Whole Farm Designs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,600
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Mower SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2010
End Date
December 2011
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Mower
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,600
Other Funds Leveraged
$43,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will install an infiltration basin with a woodchip bioreactor, side -inlet controls, and drainage water management control structure to mitigate the impacts of agricultural drainage from a 388 acre watershed.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in the installation of an infiltration basin with a woodchip bioreactor, side-inlet controls, and drainage water management control structure to mitigate the impacts of agricultural drainage from a 388 acre watershed.

Project Overview

This project aims to mitigate flow and nitrate impacts from agricultural drainage to the Root River through the installation of a suite of multi-purpose drainage management practices.
An existing partnership among agencies, land grant institutions, non-governmental organizations, engineers, landowners and farm managers presented a unique opportunity to demonstrate and expand innovative conservation practices within the headwaters of the Root River Watershed near Grand Meadow, MN. This proposal increases filtration basin storage capacity, treats subsurface flow with managed drainage, and a woodchip bioreactor, and treats surface runoff with rock trench side inlets. Project partners will conduct outreach and evaluate the applicability of these practices throughout the area.

Project Manager
First Name
Bev
Last Name
Nordby
Organization Name
Mower SWCD
Phone
(507) 434-2603
Email
bev.nordby@mowerswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp