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Root River Watershed Structural Best Management Practice (BMP) Mapping Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Winona State University
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
May 2019
End Date
July 2021
Activity Type
Research
Counties Affected
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Winona
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Winona
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
.34
Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to assess the amount of land in the Root River watershed that is treated by structural best management practices (BMPs); more specifically, Water and Sediment Control Basins. The 2016 Root River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report recommended reducing sediment loss from upland areas and reducing nitrate loading to streams from runoff. Understanding the location and density of these BMPs will is important for targeting future watershed protection and restoration efforts. The findings will be used for guiding prioritization and implementation efforts in the cycle 2 Root River WRAPS report.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Dylan
Last Name
Blumentritt
Organization Name
Winona State University
Street Address
PO Box 5838
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987
Phone
(507) 457-5234